Monographic, historical and themed exhibitions offer visitors a continually renewed overview of modern and contemporary art and creation with an international outlook. 

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Prehistory - EXHIBITION, May 8 - September 16, 2019

Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow, « BC-AD; contemporary flint tool design » © Ami Drach and Dov Ganchrow © Centre Pompidou, Mnam/Cci, photo : Audrey Laurans / Dist. Rmn-Gp

May 8 - September 16, 2019

Gallery 1


The Centre Pompidou is staging an original exhibition presenting the ties uniting prehistory with modern and contemporary art.
How, in the great period of crisis called «modernity», first artists, then society as a whole, felt drawn to their «origins» and how a fantasy vision was built up of «what preceded History». It reveals that some of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st century were haunted by the question of «prehistory»: Picasso, Miró but also Cézanne, Klee, Giacometti, Ernst, Beuys, Klein, Dubuffet, Louise Bourgeois, Marguerite Duras, Robert Smithson, and, among our contemporaries, Giuseppe Penone, Miquel Barceló, Marguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Dove Allouche,
and others.

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Ellsworth Kelly. Windows

February 27 - May 27, 2019

Museum, level 4 - Gallery 0, Prospective space


Tribute to Ellsworth Kelly, one of the major figures of 20th and 21st century abstract art, through the six Windows created in France between 1949 and 1950, in addition to a series of related paintings, drawings, sketches and photographs.

Thanks to close collaboration with the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation (Spencertown, New York)

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Isidore Isou

Isidore Isou - EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM, March 6 - May 20, 2019

Isidore Isou, « Traité de bave et d’éternité » (détail), 1951 © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP

March 6 - May 20, 2019

Museum, level 4 - Galerie du Musée


Stemming from archives recently acquired by the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition aims to reveal all the wealth of the work and thought of Isidore Isou, founder of Lettrism and unrestricted graphomaniac.

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Stéphane Mandelbaum

Stéphane Mandelbaum - EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM, March 6 - May 20, 2019

Stéphane Mandelbaum, « Francis Bacon », 1980, Collection particulière © D.R.

March 6 - May 20, 2019

Museum, level 4 - Galerie d'art graphique


The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Stéphane Mandelbaum, assassinated in 1986 at the age of 25 and his ability to take on multiple personalities make the life of this Belgian artist worthy of a fictional novel.
In the form of a narrative, the exhibition retraces the real and fictitious lives of Stéphane Mandelbaum through some one hundred drawings.

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Shunk-Kender. Art in the eye of the camera (1957-1983)

Shunk-Kender - Art in the eye of the camera (1957-1983) - EXHIBITION, March 27 - August 5, 2019

« Autoportrait, Italie », vers 1966 (detail). Gift of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation in memory of Harry Shunk and János Kender (2014) Photo : Shunk-Kender © J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved © Centre Pompidou / Mnam-Cci / Bibliothèque Kandinsky / Dist Rmn-Gp

March 27 - August 5, 2019

Galerie de photographies


First retrospective devoted to the photographers Harry Shunk (1924-2006) and János Kender (1937-2009).

Commissioned by artists and their gallery owners, Shunk and Kender captured opening nights, biennials, performances and artists at work in their studios, at home or elsewhere. Both an essential documentation of late 20th century avant-garde art and a photographic work in its own right.

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Centre Pompidou’s Romanian season

The Franco-Romanian season - EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUM, from November 28, 2018

Atelier Brancusi © Manuel Braun 2014

From November 28, 2018

Brancusi Studio ; Museum, levels 4 and 5


The Franco-Romanian season is an opportunity to revisit a key moment in the history of 20th-century international cultural dynamics, for whose development and affirmation Paris has long been the hub and in which the Central and East European art scenes have played a leading role. Based on the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, this Romanian season will help highlight, via the works exhibited, an extraordinary laboratory of artistic creativity that is closely and fully connected to the development of the history of modern and contemporary art.

Matisse - Pallady and La Blouse roumaine : Two artists under censorship

Until March 19, 2019
Museum, level 5 - Room 7

Mihai Olos

November 28, 2018 - February 25, 2019
Brancusi Studio

André Cadere

Museum, levels 4 and 5 - Part of the collections

Gherasim Luca : Héros-limite

November 28, 2018 - January 7, 2019
Museum, level 5 - Focus room

Ciprian Muresan et Serban Savu :

• The Conversation Without End

November 28, 2018 - January 28, 2019
Museum, level 4 - Galerie 0, Prospective space

The Studio Without End

April 3 - July 1, 2019
Brancusi Studio

Adrian Ghenie : The Darwin Room, 2013-2014

November 28, 2018 - January 28, 2019
Museum, level 4 - Galerie 0, Prospective space

Ponctuations : Parcours dans les collections

Museum, levels 4 and 5

Isidore Isou

March 6 - May 20, 2019
Museum, level 4 - Galerie du Musée

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Bernard Frize. Without Remorse

Coming soon

May 29 - August 26, 2019

Gallery 3


With some sixty artworks presenting the multiple facets of his work, from his beginnings in 1977 up until his most recent creations, the «Bernard Frize. Without remorse» exhibition proposes a themed itinerary to be taken as the visitor wishes, without directions or hierarchy, breaking with the serial approach for which the artist is known: With unreason, without effort, with system, without system, with mastery, without stopping.
Bernard Frize (born in 1954) has collaborated closely in the creation of this original exhibition.

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Dora Maar

Coming soon

June 5 - July 29, 2019

Gallery 2


Although a well-known figure, Dora Maar (1907-1997) remains an enigmatic artist. This landmark exhibition retraces the fascinating career of a freespirited, independent Parisian intellectual: from opening her studio and working on her first fashion assignments to engaging with social and political concerns through her street photography, to exercising her surrealist vision and meeting Picasso on the cusp of his creating Guernica, to rediscovering painting later in life and returning to the artistic medium that first captivated her.

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Cao Fei. HX

Coming soon

June 6 - October 26, 2019

Gallery 4


Solo exhibition by Chinese artist Cao Fei (born 1978, Guangzhou), and international debut of her long term research project «Hong Xia» («HX» derived from the neighborhood of her studio in Beijing): a feature length film, a collection of videos, photographs and archive materials as well as installations to (re)narrate and (re)imagine the past, the present and the future of a changing community and its inhabitants in a rapidly modernized country.

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Takesada Matsutani


Du 26 juin au 23 septembre 2019

Musée, niveau 4 - Galerie du Musée


Rétrospective de l'œuvre de Takesada Matsutani (1937, Osaka, Japon, installé à Paris depuis 1966). Un parcours riche et original, débutant avec une première période qui mêle, à la fin des années 1950, la peinture traditionnelle nihonga et une veine surréalisante, pour évoluer vers une abstraction informelle, puis vers Gutai au début des années 1960.

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Sonja Ferlov Mancoba


26 juin - 23 sept. 2019

Musée, Niveau 4 - Galerie d'art graphique


Plus d’une cinquantaine de sculptures et une soixantaine de dessins pour découvrir l'œuvre méconnue de la sculptrice moderniste danoise, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (1911-1984). 

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Bacon. En toutes lettres


Du 11 septembre 2019 au 20 janvier 2020

Galerie 2


L'exposition est consacrée aux œuvres tardives du célèbre peintre britannique, réalisées entre 1971 et 1992, année de sa disparition.
Dans la seconde partie de sa carrière, Bacon fait entrer les livres dans ses œuvres. George Bataille, Michel Leiris, Nietzsche... viennent nourrir sa vision du monde polarisée entre civilisation et barbarie, beauté et laideur, vie et mort, ainsi que son travail permanent de déconstruction du monde « poétique », qui rejette toute forme d'idéalisme.

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Cosmopolis #2

Cosmopolis #2 - EXPOSITION, 23 octobre - 23 décembre 2019

Vue du Centre Pompidou, 2015 © Manuel Braun


Du 23 octobre au 23 décembre 2019

Galerie 3


« Cosmopolis » est une plate-forme inédite d’exploration des pratiques artistiques enracinées dans la recherche et le partage des savoirs, autour des enjeux sociaux, urbains et politiques de notre temps.
Cette deuxième édition prend pour thème la relation entre espaces urbains et espaces ruraux, et ses implications culturelles, sociales et écologiques.

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Boltanski - EXPOSITION, 13 novembre 2019 - 16 mars 2020

Christian Boltanski, « La Chambre ovale », 1967 © Adam Rzepka - Centre Pompidou, Mnam-Cci/Dist. RMN-GP © Adagp, Paris


Du 13 novembre 2019 au 16 mars 2020

Galerie 1


Suivant un parcours labyrinthique, cette grande exposition rétrospective revient sur la vie et l’œuvre d’un des principaux artistes contemporains français, célèbre notamment pour avoir brouillé les frontières entre sa vie et son œuvre, exploré les lisières entre l'absent et le présent. 

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