Explore the modern and contemporary collections and their temporary hangs!
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.
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...
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.
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.
Sixty years in the career of Takesada Matsutani (born in Osaka, Japan in 1937, installed in Paris since 1966), from the late 1950s to the present day.
Constantly experimenting with organic matter and its links to the spiritual, Matsutani has never ceased to seek out his "internal image".
Over fifty sculptures and sixty drawings to discover the work of the Danish Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (1911-1984), a major modernist sculptor who has also left us an original and intimate body of work on paper.
An artist, writer and thinker, Ernest Mancoba (1904, South Africa - 2002, France) lived through the whole of the 20th century. For the first time in France, this exhibition showcases this path erased by racism.
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.