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The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, located on the banks of the Seine, displays a variety of contemporary art.

The special exhibitions are also excellent, featuring mainly topical contemporary artists.

It is easily accessible from the center of the city, the Palais de Tokyo is on the premises, and the Trocadero and Eiffel Tower are within walking distance, so it would be fun to take a stroll around the area on a nice day.

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Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Practical information

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Address:11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Business hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00~18:00 (22:00 on Thursday only)

Closed: Monday

Nearest station:Alma-Marceau Line9 Iéna Line9

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History and Features

History

1937 During the Paris Exposition, the idea of a museum was born at the Palais de Tokyo.

1961 Opening of the museum

Features

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The building that houses the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is located on the east side of a building called the Palais de Tokyo, which was built for the 1937 Paris World Exposition.

The photo shows the view from the Seine.

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Here’s a photo from Rue Plaisidien-Wilson, looking toward the Seine.

The cafe is on the right behind the pillar.

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Entrance

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There is a large door entrance on rue du Président Wilson, but you actually enter from the other side, toward the Seine.

There are big letters that say ENTRÉE, so you can easily find your way there.

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Walk through the large pillars and along the rounded part of the building.

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Walk further, following the letters ENTRÉE.

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There are sculptures placed along the way.

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After more walking, we finally reach the entrance.

If you want to take the shortest route to the museum, you can get off at the Alma-Marceau metro station and walk along New York Avenue along the Seine River to reach the entrance.

Admission

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The Musée de la Ville de Paris is run by the city, so admission is free.

Please note, however, that only the permanent collection can be viewed for free, and special exhibitions require a separate admission fee.

The entrance fee for special exhibitions varies from time to time, but is set between 5 and 12 euros.

2019 Permanent event Rumours & Legends Main work. 

The permanent collection also changes depending on the time of year.

In April 2019, when I visited this time, there was an exhibit titled Rumours & Legends.

This exhibit ran from 3/15/2019 to 7/14/2019.

Rumours & Legends

As soon as you enter the entrance, you will see various sculptures by Étienne-Martin and others.

AILLAUD-Gille

AILLAUD-Gille

 Panthères [Leopards] 1977

In another room, many of AILLAUD-Gille’s works are on display.

Gilles-AILLAUD

Under the theme of “dans le désert” (in the desert), a variety of works are on display.

Gilles-AILLAUD

This work is also used for brochures.

Gilles-AILLAUD

This seems to be another famous work.

dans le désert,

There are some pretty powerful works lined up.

Jacques-MONORY

Jacques-MONORY

Melancolie N 2 1989

Jacques-MONORY

Velvet-jungl

Jacques-MONORY

Toxique

Others

LEROY-Eugene

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This is a work by Eugene LEROY.

Melanie-MATRANGA

NEED WANT 2016

This is the work of Melanie MATRANGA.

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There are also many other works on display.

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Musee-de-Paris

I have the impression that many of the works are a little difficult to understand.

2019 Special Exhibition Thomas Houseago

The exhibition that ran from 3/15/2019 to 7/14/2019 was Thomas Houseago – Almost Human.

Thomas Houseago(born 1972) is a British artist.

He is currently based in Los Angeles, focusing on sculpture.

Thomas Houseago

Serpent

Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago

Fractured Face for MEF

Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago

Rattlesnake figure

Thomas Houseago
Thomas Houseago

The screen at the back of the room shows the production process.

Thomas Houseago

Overall, I found it somewhat difficult to understand.

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Summary

Thomas Houseago

How was it?

It is a very attractive museum for those who are interested in contemporary art.

The contents of the exhibits change depending on the season, so you can enjoy them as many times as you like.

The surrounding area is also very nice, so I recommend stopping by during your walk.

On a sunny day, you may want to take a walk along the Seine River and walk towards the Trocadero and Eiffel Tower.

Please stop by when you visit Paris.

Thank you again for reading to the end of this article.

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