Museums

Centre Pompidou

The Centre Pompidou's primary commitment relates to creation: enabling a maximum number of people to discover modern and contemporary works through exceptional exhibitions, by supporting emerging creation and presenting a forward-looking programme based on the freedom and creativity of the artists.

19 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris

The Centre Pompidou was born out of the desire of Georges Pompidou, President of the French Republic from 1969 to 1974, to create in the heart of Paris a cultural institution in the name of multidisciplinarity, entirely dedicated to modern art, which would also be flanked by a vast public library, a design museum, and musical, cinematographic and audio-visual activities.

This is why the Centre includes a large public library, the Bibliothèque Publique d’Information (BPI), the Musée National d’Art Moderne and the IRCAM, a centre, the latter, dedicated to music and acoustic research, an extension of which, designed in 1971 by Renzo Piano, is located on the Place Igor-Stravinsky, next to the Centre Georges-Pompidou. Located within the building is the Centre for Industrial Design.

The Georges-Pompidou Centre was inaugurated on 31 January 1977 by the President of the Republic, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, in the presence of Prime Minister Raymond Barre, Georges Pompidou’s widow, Claude Pompidou, and numerous foreign heads of state. In the late 1990s, the building underwent a radical renovation, designed by Renzo Piano.

Today, it is one of the most visited museums in the world and houses a collection of around 120,000 works, in which design, architecture, photography and multimedia works find their place alongside the visual arts. It is the richest collection in Europe and the second in the world.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Mon, 11am – 9pm
Wed – Sun, 11am – 9pm
T: +33 1 44 78 12 33
M: info@centrepompidou.fr
W: Centre Pompidou

ADDRESS
19 Rue Beaubourg, 75004 Paris

ESTABLISHED
1977
Upcoming Events
Events
Move 2022
On the occasion of the French then Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Centre...
06 Oct 2022 - 23 Oct 2022
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Upcoming Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Giuseppe Penone: Dessins
The exhibition presents 241 drawings donated by Giuseppe Penone to the Centre Pompidou in 2020.
19 Oct 2022 - 06 Mar 2023
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith: Evidence
“Evidence” is a poetic, immersive journey, an ode to a world without borders, a contemporary reflection on the infinite and universal, a spiritual quest for unity as a living and life-giving presence.
20 Oct 2022 - 23 Jan 2023
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Georg Baselitz: The retrospective
The first exhaustive exhibition of the German artist in the Centre Pompidou.
20 Oct 2021 - 07 Mar 2022
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Georgia O’Keeffe
The first retrospective in France of one of the greatest figures in 20th century North American art, boasting some hundred paintings, drawings and photographs.
08 Sep 2021 - 06 Dec 2021
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Hito Steyerl
The Centre Pompidou in Paris presents an exhibition, the first of its size, devoted to Hito Steyerl....
03 Feb 2021 - 07 Jun 2021
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Paris!
Curated by Sophie Duplaix, the exhibition retraces the Parisian years of the artists, anticipating Christo's next monumental project in Paris at the end of the year.
18 Mar 2020 - 15 Jun 2020
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Jeremy Shaw: Phase Shifting Index
The exhibition highlights the multifaceted nature of Shaw's research, combining different sources of inspiration form spiritual beliefs to neuroscience
26 Feb 2020 - 20 Apr 2020
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Christian Boltanski: Life in the Making
The monographic exhibition at Centre Pompidou spans the fifty-year career of one of the most influential contemporary artists, under the curatorship of Bernard Blistène
13 Nov 2019 - 13 Mar 2020
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Francis Bacon: Books and Paintings
Following up on the last major French exhibition of the artist’s work, held in 1996, the Centre Pompidou...
11 Sep 2019 - 20 Jan 2020
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Cao Fei: HX
The Centre Pompidou presents a solo show by Chinese artist Cao Fei (born 1978, Guangzhou). The project...
06 Jun 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Franz West
Curated by Christine Macel, this is the most comprehensive exhibition to date dedicated to the work of...
12 Sep 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Ryoji Ikeda: Continuum
The exhibition Continuum features a new installation by the composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda,...
15 Jun 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Harun Farocki: A Retrospective
This is the most comprehensive retrospective in France of Harun Farocki (1944-2014). The exhibition features...
23 Nov 2017 - 14 Jan 2018
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2017
The four finalists of the Marcel Duchamp Prize are invited to show at the Centre Pompidou: Maja Bajevic,...
27 Sep 2017 - 08 Jan 2018
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Lee Ung-No at Centre Pompidou
The exhibition is a major retrospective on painter and sculptor Lee Ung-no (Seoul, 1904 – Paris, 1989),...
20 Sep 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
David Hockney: A Retrospective
The Pompidou presents the most comprehensive retrospective ever devoted to the work of David Hockney;...
21 Jun 2017 - 23 Oct 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Elina Brotherus at Centre Pompidou
Elina Brotherus is the winner of the 2017 Carte blanche PMU. The project at the Centre Pompidou by the...
27 Sep 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Walker Evans
The first major retrospective in France of the photographer who represented 20th century American everyday...
26 Apr 2017 - 14 Aug 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Josef Koudelka: la fabrique d’Exils
La fabrique d’Exils, at the Galerie de Photographies du Centre Pompidou, is Josef Koudelka’s first...
22 Feb 2017 - 22 May 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Saâdane Afif: The Fountain Archives
In occasion of 100 years anniversary of Duchamp’s Fountain, Saâdane Afif presents The Fountain Archive,...
01 Feb 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Cy Twombly at the Centre Pompidou
In late 2016, the Centre Georges Pompidou stages the first comprehensive retrospective ever held in...
30 Nov 2016 - 24 Apr 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in the Urss and Russia 1950-2000
The Centre Pompidou is showing an extraordinary donation of more than 250 works of Soviet and Russian...
14 Sep 2016 - 27 Mar 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Jean-Luc Moulène
The Centre Pompidou is giving a monographic exhibition to the French artist Jean-Luc Moulène. Invited...
19 Oct 2016 - 20 Feb 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Brassaï: Graffiti
The signs and images drawn or scratched on the walls of Paris fascinated the Hungarian-born Brassaï from...
09 Nov 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2016 – Les Nommés
For the very first time, the Centre Pompidou is showing all of this year’s four “Prix Marcel...
12 Oct 2016 - 30 Jan 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Magritte: The Treachery of Images
The exhibition “The Treachery of Images” offers a completely new approach to the work of the Belgian...
21 Sep 2016 - 23 Jan 2017
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
A Poor Art
With “A poor art”, a multidisciplinary and innovative event, the Centre Pompidou proposes...
08 Jun 2016 - 29 Aug 2016
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Anselm Kiefer Retrospective
The Centre Pompidou is staging a completely new overview of Anselm Kiefer’s output. This retrospective,...
16 Dec 2015 - 08 Apr 2016
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Charlie Hebdo at the Centre Pompidou
The Centre Pompidou is currently exhibiting front covers of Charlie Hebdo magazine printed between...
09 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
Centre Pompidou
Paris
Exhibitions
Latifa Echakhch at Centre Pompidou
From 8 October 2014 to 26 January 2015, the Centre Pompidou is presenting a work by Latifa Echakhch,...
08 Oct 2014 - 06 Jan 2015
Centre Pompidou
Paris
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