Explore the modern and contemporary collections and their temporary hangs!

Modern Collections (1905-1965)

27 May, 2015 - 31 December, 2019

Museum, level 5


Starting on 27 May 2015, the Centre Pompidou is exhibiting a new presentation of its modern collection from 1905 to 1965. This circuit, now reworked in depth, returns to a chronological format featuring major historical milestones, introducing visitors to key figures, works and movements making up the history of modern art, together with the "go-betweens" who helped to construct the history of modernity.

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Tour in the modern collections:


Galleries of the 20th century

from May 22, 2019

Museum, level 5

Homage to several major dealers in modern and contemporary art who were active in France between 1905 and the late 1960s: Ambroise Vollard, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Jeanne Bucher, Louis Carré, Denise René, Myriam Prévost et Gildo Caputo, Iris Clert, Daniel Cordier, Alphonse Chave, Christian et Yvonne Zervos, Paul Rosenberg...

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Raphaël Denis

May 22 - September 6, 2019

Museum, level 5 - Focus Room

The installation Coffre n°7 by Raphaël Denis (born in 1979), acquired by the Centre Pompidou in 2019, invites to discover the history and essential role of gallery owner Paul Rosenberg in the first half of the 20th century.

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Contemporary collections (from the 60s)


September 20, 2017 - December 31, 2019

Museum, level 4


The contemporary collections have been newly rehung. Rooms devoted to individual artists or distinctive themes offer insight into the key moments in the contemporary art of the last forty years. Particular attention has been given to French work in all disciplines. 

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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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Takesada Matsutani


Du 26 juin au 23 septembre 2019

Musée, niveau 4 - Galerie du Musée


Rétrospective de l'œuvre de Takesada Matsutani (né en 1937 à 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 Gutaï 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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Ernest Mancoba


26 juin - 23 sept. 2019

Musée, Niveau 4 - Galerie 0, Espace prospectif


Peintre, sculpteur, dessinateur, Ernest Mancoba (1904 – 2002) fuit l'Afrique du Sud et s'installe à Paris en 1938. Proche du mouvement CoBrA, son œuvre témoigne de l'importance de solliciter le subconscient, de revenir à la racine spirituelle de la société à travers une attention au folklore, une foi dans une transformation matérialiste de la société, une ambition universaliste de l'art.

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Brancusi's Studio

Atelier Brancusi, Piazza Centre Pompidou

Free entrance, from 2p.m. to 18p.m. every day (except Tuesdays and 1st of May)


Born in Romania in 1876, Constantin Brancusi lived and worked in Paris from 1904 until his death in 1957. In his will, he bequeathed his entire studio to the French state.
An exact reconstruction of this was made in 1997 on the piazza opposite the Centre Pompidou to house his collection, consisting of 137 sculptures, 87 bases, 41 drawings, two paintings and over 1 600 glass photographic plates and original prints.

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Centre Pompidou’s Romanian season

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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