Gallery

Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris

Paris, France

Address

  • 11 AVENUE DU PRÉSIDENT WILSON
  • Paris
  • Île-de-France
  • 75116
  • France

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm (last admission 5.45 pm)
Evening opening for exhibitions only, Thursday until 10 pm (last admission 9.45 pm)

CLOSED MONDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
January 1st, April 20th, , May 1st, May 8th, May 29th, June 8th, , July 14th, , August 15th, , November 1st, , November 11th, December 25th

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The building was designed for the International Art and Technical Exhibition in 1937.
The museum opened in 1961 with, in particular, a core of works from the “modern” collections of the Petit Palais, and 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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