The Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, is not to be confused with the National Museum of Modern Art-Centre Pompidou.
This City museum is located in the Palais de Tokyo which was built for the International Exposition of 1937.
The museum opened here in 1961. Its collection is mostly due to gifts of donors. It exhibits art from 1901 onward. The works are of Fauvism, Cubism and Post-Cubism as well as Surrealism and New Realism.
The interior of the building is large and vacuous. The exhibits are displayed in separate rooms. There are three rooms where the temporary exhibits take place. The rest of the museum holds permanent exhibits.
The Salle Matisse contains two of the three in the "La Dance" series; "La Dance Inachevée" (1931) and "La Dance de Paris".
It also holds Daniel Buren's, "Mur de Peintures" ("The Wall of Paintings"), and the Henry-Thomas Collection containing works by Auguste Herbin, Goerges Valmier and Charles Pierrehumbert. , Robert Delaunay, Gerhard Richter, Lucio Fontana, Jean Degotter, Martin Barre, Simon Hantas, Pierre Bonnard and Marc Chagall.
The Salle Duffy presents the large murals called, "La Fée Electricité", ("The Electricity Fairy"). These are 10 meters x 60 meters large. These works took Duffy only ten months to complete. They were installed here in 1964.
In the lower level of the museum is the "Collection". This is the largest part of the museum containing paintings of Andre Derain, Maurice de Vlamnikc, Georges Braque, Raoul Duffy, Pablo Picasso, Amadeo Modigliani, Leopold Survage, Ferdnand Leger, Jean Helion, Frantisek Kupka and Francis Picaba.
Also in the lower level is the Jonathan Monk Room presenting his works.
A boutique is available in this museum and a coat-check as well as a cafe which has outdoor seating.
Museum of Modern Art Hours and Admissions
The City of Paris Museum of Modern Art is open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.
It is open from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
It is closed on Monday and holidays.
Admission to the permanent collection is free.
Here is a page for other Free Museums in Paris.
Admission prices vary to the temporary exhibits depending on what is being presented.
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