The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris is a museum dedicated to Modern and Contemporary art that opened in 1961 with, in particular, a core of works from the “modern” collections of the Petit Palais. It was enriched due to the generosity of the collectors Emanuele Sarmiento, Mathilde Amos and Ambroise Vollard.
The 1937 exhibition provided the opportunity for some remarkable acquisitions including: The Dance by Matisse, Nude in the bath and The Garden by Bonnard, The Cardiff Team by Robert Delaunay, The River by Derain, Discs by Léger, The Stopover by Lhote, The Blue Bird by de Metzinger, four Artists’ Portraits by Vuillard, furniture by Pierre Chareau, André Arbus, Jacques Emile Ruhlmann, which still number among the museum’s masterpieces, not forgetting the large murals by Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Albert Gleizes and Jacques Villon, acquired during the exhibition (donated by the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1939). The Girardin bequest in 1953 was a decisive contribution and persuaded the authorities to move from the cramped galleries of the Petit Palais and to open a dedicated area within the Palais de Tokyo.
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Zeng Fanzhi in Paris
Zeng Fanzhi has been deploying since the 1990s a distinctive language marked by his kinship with both...
17 Oct 2013 - 16 Feb 2014
Zhang Huan: The Eternal Fetal Movement
Yvon Lambert presents The Eternal Fetal Movement by Chinese artist Zhang Huan during FIAC.
23 Oct 2013 - 27 Oct 2013
Carl Andre Sculpture as place, 1958 – 2010 in Paris
The Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris pays a tribute to one of the major 20th-century American...
18 Oct 2016 - 12 Feb 2017
Bernard Buffet: Retrospective
The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is organising a retrospective of the work of Bernard...
14 Oct 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Eva & Adele: You Are My Biggest Inspiration
Eva & Adele, self-proclaimed as The Hermaphrodit (sic) Twins in Art, are an iconically atypical pair...
30 Sep 2016 - 26 Feb 2017
Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: an artistic friendship
The exhibition explores the friendship between three major 20th-century artists as well as their artistic...
02 Jun 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
Ed Atkins: Happy Birthday !!!
Curated by Anne Dressen, The Musée d’Art moderne presents an installation by Ed Atkins, which will...
01 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018