National Museum of Modern Art

The National Museum of Modern Art or Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris offers plenty of things to do and see.  Moved to its current location in Paris in 1977, the works displayed often change in order to show to the public the variety and depth of the collection.

The National Museum of Modern Art exhibits the second largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world, after the MOMA in New York, with more than 99,000 works of art by 6,300 artists. These works include painting, architecture, photography, cinema, new media, sculpture and design.

A part of collection in the National Museum of Modern Art is on exhibit in a 14,000 square meters space divided between two floors (4 and 5) of the Centre Pompidou, one for modern art (from 1905 to 1960, on the 5th floor) and the other for contemporary art (from 1960, on the 4th floor).   Many major temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art have taken place in a separate floor (the 6th) over the years, among them many one-person exhibitions. Since 2010, the museum displays also unique, temporary exhibitions in its provincial branch, the Centre Pompidou-Metz, in a 10,000 square meters space divided between 3 galleries.

Planning a visit to National Museum of Modern Art in Paris?  Here’s the info you’ll need


Open every day except Tuesdays and 1st May from 11:00am-10:00pm

  • No admissions sold after 8:00pm.
  • Late opening on Thursdays till 11:00pm, for exhibitions on Level 6.
  • No admissions sold after 10:00pm.

Museum and exhibitions 

  • 11:00am – 9:00pm every day except Tuesdays

Atelier Brancusi 

  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm every day except Tuesdays

Bpi (Public Information Library) 

  • 12:00pm – 10:00pm weekdays; 11:00am – 10:00pm Saturdays and Sundays

Bibliothèque Kandinsky

  •  11:00am – 5:30pm every day except Tuesdays – closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day and the entire month of August.


Centre Pompidou – Place Georges-Pompidou – Paris 4e
mailing address : 75191 Paris cedex 04


Phone : +33 (0)1 44 78 12 33

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