Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris: Heart of Modern French Art

Among the free museums in Paris, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris is a museum that displays both a valuable collection and an ideal location. Because the museum is located on the Seine, visitors can see the Eiffel Tower from the window. This museum has just reopened after a year of restoration.
Located in the 16th district, near the Iéna subway station, City of Paris Museum of Modern Art (Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris) is located in the monumental building Palais de Tokyo. This building was built at the Paris International Exhibition in 1937. Therefore, the French often refer to this museum by the common name “Palais de Tokyo” (Tokyo Palace).

In terms of works of art, this museum has inherited the modern collection of the Petit Palais museum after the city of Paris decided to reorganize its entire museum structure. Since Petit Palais is no longer wide enough to display the collections devoted to Paris by will, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris officially opened in 1961 and operates to this day.

For more than a year of repairs, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris closed part of its galleries and maintained its permanent gallery display with more than 800 works of the twentieth century. In particular, there are paintings, sculpture, installation art, furniture, decorative objects, etc.

At Petit Palais as well as at this museum, the permanent collection is always free. Only themed exhibitions sell admission. This restoration has helped to expand the display area and upgrade the galleries with many new technology applications.

If the free collection is still not enough, pure art lovers can still buy tickets to see more thematic exhibitions. They are open from mid-January to March 2020 exclusively for French-German artist Hans Hartung (1904-1989). This is a big name of the painting village and is considered as one of the people who created the abstraction lyrique.