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“Very impressive...and free!”

Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Ranked #111 of 1,242 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: Located in the East wing of the Palais de Tokyo, built for the 1937 international exposition, the museum was inaugurated in 1961. Its rich collections, with over 11,000 works, illustrate the major artistic themes of the 20th and 21st century: Fauvism, Cubism, the School of Paris, Abstract Art, New Realism, Narrative Representation, Conceptual Art, Supports/Surfaces... Its programming addresses national and international issues through monographic or historic thematic exhibits. The ARC (Animation-Recherche- Confrontation, Activities-Research-Debate) presents the latest artistic research.
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Some stunning pieces of work in the permanent exhibitions, which are free. The Museum is well laid out and presents the art work very well. With other art museums charging considerable fees, this is a genuine bonus.

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Reviewed 11 August 2013

Be aware that Haring's real work (not the watered down mass marketed version) is violent and explicit. My eyes were opened to his real vision and I wasn't prepared. The exhibit lighting wasn't optional and the crowds were a bit overwhelming.

Thank Lisa N
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Now (July 2013), the Keith Haring temporary exhibition is spell-binding. First class. Don't miss it.

In the permanent collection, the huge murals of Roger & Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Duffy and others are musts. The Pierre Bonnard and Paul Cezanne works are so fresh they arrest you to stop. Some fine art deco furniture binds you, too. Overall, the museum is well worth visiting. With a great range of posters and, on some days, a good street market outside for lunch.

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

There are always parts of the museum which are free and that's a plus in an expensive city. Also, while you're there, walk out to the courtyard (between the two semicircle buildings) and enjoy the great view. I wouldn't call this a must see, but if you have time, go.

Thank musket_trip
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

We also were initially disappointed to find that the permanent collection was partially closed to make space for the current Keith Haring exhibition (on until 18 August 2013), But that show is absolutely fantastic -- a must-see for any fan of contemporary art, especially protest and street art. The less-than-excellent score I give is for the place itself, rather than the current exhibition. The building itself should be pulled down; it is supremely ugly in "Mussolini Modern" style and in very bad condition on the outside. The surrounding plaza has broken floors, puddles of water and a generally neglected look. The city of Paris aught to be ashamed of itself.

Thank Isambard40
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