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Schools programme

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 2021–2022.

 

Download our leaflet (in French):

Pre-school

Active visits

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. 


Museum tours

Duration: 60 or 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.


In Situ workshops

From 2 to 10 years old

Duration: 2 hours

 

The workshops allow pupils to discover the work of one or more artists, while developing their creativity through experimentation. It is also a space for meeting and creation to be shared with the class.

 

Nature at the heart of the work
September 30 - December 5, 2021
The language of emotions
December 9, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Recycling is an art
February 17 - April 10, 2022
Weaving freely
April 14 - June 19, 2022


Primary school

Active visits

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. 


Museum tours

Duration: 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the tour

 

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

From 2 to 10 years old

Duration: 2 hours

 

The workshops allow pupils to discover the work of one or more artists, while developing their creativity through experimentation. It is also a space for meeting and creation to be shared with the class.

 

Nature at the heart of the work
September 30 - December 5, 2021
The language of emotions
December 9, 2021 - February 13, 2022
Recycling is an art
February 17 - April 10, 2022
Weaving freely
April 14 - June 19, 2022


Junior & senior high school

Active visits

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. 

 

Architectural tour

Collage, recycling, diversion

  

Art and literature

  

Lettering and graphics

  

Feminisms

  

Bodies and identities


In situ workshops

Junior & senior high school
Duration: 2 hours

 

Media tours at the Public Information Library (BPI)

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]
  • Shaping an opinion
  • The profession of journalism 

Junior & senior high school

 

Workshops Wikipédia

Public Library (BPI)

Junior

 

In search of the picture

Public library (Bpi)

Free admission, limited availability

Information and registration: visites@bpi.fr