Nowadays, art galleries aren’t the only places where art can be showcased. Art pieces and photography are all around Paris, no matter how big or small the actual place is. The city’s contemporary art museums offer a timeless range of gems, from cutting-edge pieces to jaw-dropping photography, you just gotta pick your predilect place! I Lobo You has just the perfect list in case you’re thinking about wandering around the capital while you’re staying for Maison et Objet.
From art exhibitions at the Jeu de Paume, Gaïté Lyrique, and modern art masterpieces at Centre Pompidou, French art or not, there are many things to do in Paris so prepared to be left completely stunned.
The Centre Pompidou
The outside part of this building itself with its colorful visible pipes is already a masterpiece and a must visit point to many tourists. Filled with contemporary art, this place is one of the most iconic of Paris, known as one of the most famous contemporary art museums.
La Gaîté Lyrique
Here, 19th-century composer, Jacques Offenbach is associated with cutting-edge digital art. Exhibiting digital art, music, graphics, film, fashion, design and video games, La Gaîté Lyrique is a very versatile place.
Espace Claude Berri
Claude Berri, who died in January 2009, was for many years best known as one of France’s most successful film directors and producers. One year before his death, Berri decided to open a place perfectly adequated for rising modern French artists.
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain
The building itself is as special as the artwork that it contains inside. Designed by the famous architect, Jean Nouvel, the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain showcases incredible contemporary art from a wide range of artists and photographers.
Montmartre became again a part of Paris with a very artistic action going on.
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Fondation Le Corbusier
Designed by Le Corbusier in 1923 for a Swiss art collector, this house shows the architect’s ideas in practice, with its stilts, strip windows, roof terraces and balconies, built-in furniture and an unsuspected use of color inside: sludge green, blue and pinky beige.
Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP)
Probably the best place to see photography works in Paris, this building contains an envious artwork collection.
Here you will probably find the most fearless and reckless contemporary artwork of all the contemporary art museums already mentioned. It features pieces ranging from the ’50s to the present.
Palais de Tokyo : Site de Création Contemporaine
This place hosts incredible exhibitions and performances.
Jeu de Paume
The building, which once served as a tennis court, has been divided into two white, almost hangar-like galleries.
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