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Cultural Olympiad

at the Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou is in the starting blocks for the Olympics, hosting a series of artistic and fun events with the Paris 2024 "Cultural Olympiad" label from January to September 2024.

Hors Pistes

19th edition: The Rules of the Game

18 January – 18 February 2024


 Exhibition I Screenings I Performances I Encounters 


Each year, the Hors Pistes festival explores a hot topic featuring an abundance of footage. Drawing inspiration from the two recent World Cups (women’s football and rugby), and prefiguring the Paris Olympics, the 19th edition of the festival examines sport and its rules, highlighting their influence on the visual representation of the sporting world. For one month, Level –1 of the Centre Pompidou will be turned into a stadium complete with grandstand, to observe contemporary concerns that affect and transform sport, as a reflection of our society: technological progress, globalisation, and social movements such as #MeToo.


Detailed programme in the agenda

When All is at Stake

9 September 2023 – 10 August 2024

One Saturday a month, from 2.00 to 3.30 pm

 Guided tour of the collection 


(Re-)discover the greatest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe through the prism of sport. 
An interactive tour combining sports and art references and exploring the links between the two disciplines. 


Dates and booking

Living Beings

MuMo x Centre Pompidou

February – May 2024
Île-de-France, Normandie, Hauts-de-France

 Travelling exhibition  


The Centre Pompidou’s mobile museum built with the backing of Art Explora is on the road again, visiting Île-de-France, Normandy and Hauts-de-France to showcase a new exhibition, "Living Beings". Some 30 works have been selected to showcase the power of cosmic imagination and the artists’ capacity for reinvention, starting from the emergence of abstraction in the early 20th century through to the most recent hybridisations bridging the gap between human and non-human. An invitation to question our ties to the planet, if not other ways of living in this world.


Dates and venues


Five museums in the running

6 April – 2 June 2024

 Treasure hunt 



From April to June 2024, a game tour will be organised in five prestigious museums on either side of the river Seine: the Centre Pompidou, the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, the Musée de l'Orangerie and the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac. In each of these emblematic venues, players are invited to look out for clues hidden in the works in order to resolve an enigma and decipher a mystery message.
Edutaining fun for the family (children 7+), friends or as a solo activity


Cycloïd Piazza

by Raphaël Zarka

June – September 2024

 Monumental installation 



To celebrate the year when skateboarding was first admitted to the Olympic Games, the Centre Pompidou has invited artist Raphaël Zarka (born in 1977 in Montpellier) to create a "skateable" sculpture for the Piazza. A monumental outdoor work, for sports and art lovers alike to skate on. 


"Viens avec nous !"

15 – 16 June 2024

 Family weekend 



During this weekend, children and teenagers who have already come with their class during the school year are invited to help their parents, friends and relatives discover or rediscover the Centre Pompidou. 

These projecte have been awarded an "Olympiade Culturelle" label by Paris 2024.


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