Live art to the fullest with an annual pass!

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The Centre Pompidou opens the doors to modern and contemporary art, offering unlimited priority access to its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

Find out more about the highlights of the current season and the benefits you'll enjoy all year round with the "Laissez-passer", the Centre Pompidou's annual pass.

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Unlimited, all-year access to the museum & temporary exhibitions


Find out more about the exhibitions for the 2016-2017 season: 

Invited to design his own retrospective, Moulène has chosen to present a “retrospective of protocols.” He seeks to “objectivate” the world through a variety of practices, forms and themes, basing his reflection on mathematical concepts, and in particular set theory, which offers a metaphor for the social world.

This exhibition retraces the artist's entire career through 140 paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs arranged chronologically, revealing the whole complexity of his work, simultaneously scholarly and sensual.

In the 1970s and 1980s, the Czech photographer Josef Koudelka went "seeking chance" on the roads of Europe. Through unpublished pictures, self-portraits and workbooks, discover the making of Exils: his cult series!


  • Walker Evans: 26 April 2017 – 14 August 2017
  • David Hockney: 21 June 2017 – 23 October 2017
  • André Derain: 4 October 2017 – 29 January 2018
  • César: 13 December 2017 – 26 March 2018


Enjoy the changing hangs within the Modern and Contemporary collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne


A new sequence of dossier exhibitions punctuates the visitor's path through the Modern collections. These mini-exhibitions – which range in historical focus from the 1910s to the late 1960s – look at the way in which artists responded to the “problem” of the political in their artistic practice.

The Centre Pompidou presents a donation of more than 250 works that offers a panorama of 40 years of contemporary art in the USSR and then in Russia, from the late 1950s to the 1990s, revealing the wealth and diversity of an art produced outside the official structures of the authoritarian Soviet state.

This re-hang of the Modern collections returns to a chronological presentation organised around major historical landmarks.

In 1956, Constantin Brancusi bequeathed his studio and its contents to France. The present reconstruction by the architect Renzo Piano inserts the studio within a larger exhibition space, while maintaining the idea of a sheltered, inward-looking space, isolating it from the street and Piazza by an enclosed garden.

Live performance at reduced rates

Benefit from reduced rates on performances at the Centre Pompidou and Ircam:

  • ManiFeste 2017: 1 June 2017 – 1 July 2017

One of the highlights of the Paris art year, ManiFeste, the multidisciplinary festival and summer school organised by IRCAM, brings music together with other artistic disciplines. The summer school welcomes 120 composers and performers each year, from all over the world.

Film for free

With an annual pass, enjoy free admission to all film screenings1 and receive invitations to previews organised in partnership with Les Inrockuptibles magazine.

A series of screenings devoted to Polish filmmaker Walerian Borowczyk.

Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006) est un artiste protéiforme. Fortement influencé par le surréalisme (André Breton a dit de lui qu’il incarnait “l’imagination fulgurante”), il est connu pour son travail en tant que cinéaste, bien que toujours marginalisé. Plus confidentiel, son travail en tant que plasticien (peinture, sculpture, affiche, lithographie) est une œuvre à part entière qui a également nourri ses films.

  • Barbet Schroeder – 21 april - 11 june 2017

Barbet Schroeder est une énigme. Artisan de la Nouvelle Vague, dont il a produit nombre des plus grands films à travers sa société mythique, les Films du Losange, il a toujours fui l’étiquette d’auteur. Esprit libre, cinéaste explorateur et aventurier, il a filmé aux 4 coins du monde, d’Ibiza à l’Ouganda, de la Nouvelle-Guinée à Paris, de Medellin au Japon, passant en chemin par Hollywood, où il a tourné entre autres Barfly et The Charles Bukowski’s Tapes, avec  l’écrivain.

Find out more about upcoming film screenings at the Centre Pompidou.

1 You must pick up your free ticket at the ticket desk one hour before the start of the screening (except for festivals and special evening events), within the limits of places reserved for members.

© Manuel Braun

© Manuel Braun

Tours and talks

This series of talks offers an in-depth interpretation and analysis of selected works in the Centre Pompidou's collections.

Free for members

A new opportunity at the Museum – discuss art and design with a lecturer, exploring the impact of particular works on the history of art and of ideas.

Second and fourth Sundays of the month; reduced rate for members: €3.50 rather than €4.50

Organised in sequences of four, the "Face to face with works" talks explore themes through works in the collection

Reduced rate for members: €20 rather than €25

A cycle exploring how painters reinvented their profession, with new materials, new tools, new practices and new attitudes – but always with a love of paint!

Reduced rate for members: €20 rather than €25

The Centre Pompidou has activities for all ages (from 2 upward) and all interests and adults can participate too!

Reduced rate for members: €8 rather than €10

Discounts on books and gifts

The annual pass also brings benefits when shopping:

  •  5% off at the Centre Pompidou gift shop and bookshops
  •  10% off on the online shop, excluding books

Exclusive offers from our partners

Receive offers each month (invitations and reduced admission to exhibitions, concerts and live shows) and also ongoing benefits (with reduced membership rates) from our many cultural partners (PDF in French) for the 2016-2017 season (Musée National Picasso-Paris, Palais de Tokyo, Opéra de Paris and more).

For full details about everything going on at the Centre Pompidou, have a look at our informative programme-cum-magazine.

© Manuel Braun