Explore the modern and contemporary collections and their temporary hangs!

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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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Circuit in the modern collections :

History/Histories of a Collection

May 25, 2018 - April 15, 2019

Museum, level 5


Over 120 works, accompanied by an all-new documentary system, explore the identity of the Musée National d’Art Moderne and its predecessors from the 1920s to the opening of the Centre Pompidou.

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Jos Houweling. Amsterdam Seventies

February 6 - April 29, 2019

Museum, level 5 - Focus room


Unique exhibition to the two hundred and thirty-three prints from the famous 700 Centenboek Amsterdam by Jos Houweling, which entered the Museum’s collections in 2016. A large, amusing montage, a composite and photographic puzzle and a catalogue of samples of Amsterdam which allowed poetry to penetrate the ordinary and the banal.

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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

Ellsworth Kelly. Windows - EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM, February 27 - May 27, 2019

Ellsworth Kelly dans son atelier à l’Hôtel de Bourgogne, 1949 © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, Spencertown

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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Isidore Isou

Isidore Isou - EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM, March 6 - May 20, 2019

Isidore Isou, « Traité de bave et d’éternité » (détail), 1951 © Centre Pompidou / Dist. RMN-GP

March 6 - May 20, 2019

Museum, level 4 - Galerie du Musée


Stemming from archives recently acquired by the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition aims to reveal all the wealth of the work and thought of Isidore Isou, founder of Lettrism and unrestricted graphomaniac.

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Stéphane Mandelbaum

Stéphane Mandelbaum - EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM, March 6 - May 20, 2019

Stéphane Mandelbaum, « Francis Bacon », 1980, Collection particulière © D.R.

March 6 - May 20, 2019

Museum, level 4 - Galerie d'art graphique


The mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Stéphane Mandelbaum, assassinated in 1986 at the age of 25 and his ability to take on multiple personalities make the life of this Belgian artist worthy of a fictional novel.
In the form of a narrative, the exhibition retraces the real and fictitious lives of Stéphane Mandelbaum through some one hundred drawings.

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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

The Franco-Romanian season - EXHIBITIONS IN THE MUSEUM, from November 28, 2018

Atelier Brancusi © Manuel Braun 2014

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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