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School groups

The Centre Pompidou and the library Bpi are temporarily closed until 1 December 2020 included.

Explore the major figures of modern and contemporary art through workshops linked to the exhibitions, or put school curricula into practice with conference-visits to the Museum. From pre-school to high school levels, the Centre Pompidou activities are designed to enable pupils to play an active role in their discovery of art.

 

See the Schools programme for 2020-2021

 

Pre-school

Museum tours

Duration: 90 minutes
 

Let the music play 

With their mini mobile orchestra, a musician wakes up the museum’s works.  All along the visit, the accordion, drums, guitar and kalimba bring the sounds and colours of paintings and sculptures to life. Children can accompany this merry fanfare in body and voice, in a feast of sight and sound.  

  

Rhymes and Colours tour 

Art and poetry meet before the works. Through words, stories, actions and voice, the story-teller invites children to discover painters and poets, such as Yves Klein & Blaise Cendrars, Henri Matisse & Paul Verlaine, or Vassili Kandinsky & Robert Desnos. 

  

Everything and its Opposite tour 

An actor leads the children from work to work. Sculptures, paintings and installations reveal their secrets and come together through their differences: the huge and the tiny, the smooth and the rough, the slender and the curvy. The play on words and aspects provide keys to feeling and understanding the work. 

  

Little Zen 

Through games for self-exploration and making use of the five senses, children discover contemplative and immersive works throughout the Museum. Exercises in breathing, posture, closed eyes and lying down help the children to concentrate and better perceive their surroundings.


Active visits of the collections

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Art panorama, from 1905 to the present day 

From modern art to contemporary creation, this visit offers an insight to the key elements of the Musée National d’Art Moderne collections. 


In Situ workshops

Duration: 2 hours

 

Inside Matisse Workshop

Linked to the exhibition «Matisse, comme un roman»

From 2 November 2020 to 12 February 2021 

 

«Inside Matisse» is a system to construct and compose images, developed by the smarin design studio (Stéphanie Marin). It consists in an ensemble of mobile structures and forty fabric panes of varying sizes, chosen for their similarity with Matisse’s palette. Plain or patterned, these fabrics are freely inspired by the artist’s paintings, certain elements have been cut to allow for overlapping. Children assemble a decor, stage a scene inside and play with an infinite number of combinations.  
Inspired by the artist’s world, the workshop allows children to discover the work of Matisse while developing their own creativity through experimentation.  
It is also a space to share exploration and creation as a class.  


Primary school

Active visits of the collections

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Art panorama, from 1905 to the present day

From modern art to contemporary creation, this visit offers an insight to the key elements of the Musée National d’Art Moderne collections. 

 

The body

The body of the model, the artist and the active viewer are at the heart of modern and contemporary creation. These different representations of the body question stereotypes and reflect the changes and attitudes of society around notions such as discrimination, gender and equality, etc.

 

Learning about image 

How is an image created? What are the components that structure an image? Through a selection of works, pupils tune their vision in terms of composition, framing and perspective, and discover how the making of an image impacts its perception. 

 

Drawing tour

No drawing skills required - just sketch as you want and explore the Museum! Drawing a work helps you to see it in another light. Equipped with a notebook, children are encouraged to sketch the works. The sketch captures lines, shapes and shadows, and fosters a new, commented point of view. 


In Situ workshops

Inside Matisse Workshop

Linked to the exhibition «Matisse, comme un roman»

From 2 November 2020 to 12 February 2021

Duration: 2 hours


« Inside Matisse » is a system to construct and compose images, developed by the smarin design studio (Stéphanie Marin). It consists of an ensemble of mobile structures and forty fabric panes of varying sizes, chosen for their similarity with Matisse’s palette. Plain or patterned, these fabrics are freely inspired by the artist’s paintings, certain elements have been cut to allow for overlapping. Children assemble a decor, stage a scene inside and play with an infinite number of combinations.  
Inspired by the artist’s world, the workshop allows children to discover the work of Matisse while developing their own creativity through experimentation.  
It is also a space to share exploration and creation as a class.  

 

 

La Fabrique workshop by Sandrine Nugue

From 7 October 2020 to 16 December 2020

CE2, CM1, CM2 level (8-11 years approx.)

Duration: 3 hours

 

With the typeface designer and graphic artist, Sandrine Nugue, La Fabrique becomes a language laboratory. Participants can explore their inventiveness with a laser-cutter and other fab-lab devices to collectively create and build new writing and communication tools with letters and gestures. 
Workshop organised in alternating half-groups: one at the La Fabrique workshop and the other on a conference tour of the Museum. 


Junior & senior high school

Active visits of the collections

Duration: 90 minutes

 

Modern art from 1905 to 1960

A visit through the major figures of 20th-century art 

  

Contemporary art, from 1960 to the present day

A visit to undo the clichés around contemporary art

 

Art panorama, from 1905 to the present day

From modern art to contemporary creation, this visit offers an insight to the key elements of the Musée National d’Art Moderne collections. 

The body

The body of the model, the artist and the active viewer are at the heart of modern and contemporary creation. These different representations of the body question stereotypes and reflect the changes and attitudes of society around notions such as discrimination, gender and equality, etc. 

  

Learning about image

How is an image created? What are the components that structure an image? Through a selection of works, pupils tune their vision in terms of composition, framing and perspective, and discover how the making of an image impacts its perception. 

  

Artists and literature

In the 20th century, the boundary between arts became increasingly blurred. How do artists dialogue with literature? What links do they weave to generate new works which testify to this day to an endlessly renewed exploration? 

  

Artists and engagement

While the artists of the 20th century were engaged in a decidedly modern form of art, they were nevertheless affected by the upheavals of a century of revolution and conflict of all forms. Their works testify to this and sometimes express a cry of revolt or despair to the viewer. 

  

Drawing tour

No drawing skills required - just sketch as you want and explore the Museum! Drawing a work helps you to see it in another light. Equipped with a notebook, children are encouraged to sketch the works. The sketch captures lines, shapes and shadows, and fosters a new, commented point of view. 


In Situ workshops

Media tours at the Public Information Library (BPI)

 

Media tours: three free educational modules on media and information, developed in partnership with journalists, to enable teenagers to exercise their critical mind.  

  • Info/Intox [Truth/Fake]: a fact-checking workshop in which students determine the truth from the fake with the help of internet. 
  • Shaping an opinion: how can we contextualise information and approach the issue of plurality and viewpoints on controversial topics?
  • The profession of journalism: initiation workshop on the profession of journalism to gain insight into how independent news is created and transmitted.  

Free admission, limited availability

Information and registration: visites@bpi.fr