Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

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Fee: Always free

Sun. 10 AM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10 AM–6 PM
Wed. 10 AM–6 PM
Thu. 10 AM–6 PM
Fri. 10 AM–6 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
11, avenue du Président Wilson
Paris, Paris 75116
33 (0)1 53 67 40 00

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The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (website) is a Museum (Modern) in Paris.
Official description from Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris:

The building was designed for the International Art and Technical Exhibition in 1937. The museum opened in 1961 with, in particular, a core of works from the “modern” collections of the Petit Palais, and was enriched due to the generosity of the collectors Emanuele Sarmiento, Mathilde Amos and Ambroise Vollard.

The 1937 exhibition provided the opportunity for some remarkable acquisitions including: The Dance by Matisse, Nude in the bath and The Garden by Bonnard, The Cardiff Team by Robert Delaunay, The River by Derain, Discs by Léger, The Stopover by Lhote, The Blue Bird by de Metzinger, four Artists’ Portraits by Vuillard, furniture by Pierre Chareau, André Arbus, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, which still number among the museum’s masterpieces, not forgetting the large murals by Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Albert Gleizes and Jacques Villon, acquired during the exhibition (donated by the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1939). The Girardin bequest in 1953 was a decisive contribution and persuaded the authorities to move from the cramped galleries of the Petit Palais and to open a dedicated area within the Palais de Tokyo.

Dan's opinion:
This museum is hosted in the Palais de Tokyo. It is not to be confused with the national modern art museum, as it is smaller yet has a much, much better website.
Wikipedia excerpt:
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (French pronunciation: , Paris Museum of Modern Art) is an art museum in Paris dedicated to the arts of the 20th century. It is located at 11 Avenue du Président Wilson in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Located in the eastern wing of the Palais de Tokyo and constructed for the International Exhibition of Arts and Technology of 1937, the museum was inaugurated in 1961. The museum collections include over 8000 works illustrating various trends of the art of the 20th century. Exhibitions on the major movements and artists highlights from the European scene of the 20th century, but also monographic and thematic exhibitions present the main trends of today's art. Temporary exhibitions run every six weeks.

Promotional images for exhibits from Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris official site

Current Exhibitions

Now Ongoing
This space displays the major gift of fifteen sculptures by Étienne-Martin made to the museum by l’Oréal. This is complemented by the generous gift of a large body of archive material by Madame Marie-Thérèse Martin-Le Balc’
Now Ongoing
The Paris School is extremely well represented, with works by Marc Chagall (The Dream, 1927), portraits by Amedeo Modigliani, Chaïm Soutine, Moïse Kisling, Kees Van Dongen and Pascin.
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