A Succinct Guide to Paris Modern Art Museums

A lot of Paris travelers take it for granted that there is only one existing contemporary art museum in the city. But as a matter of fact, there are a bunch of spots in Paris exhibiting modern artworks. There are two major museums you can visit which are known as modern museums.

The Palace of Modern Art is but a portion of a large palace in 11 Avenue du President Wilson named after Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States during the First World War. It is the first of the two modern art museums found in Paris. You can reach to this Modern Art Museum using the metro system. Stop on either Alma Marceau or Iena and walk a few meters to the Palace of Modern Art.

The Palace showcases artworks depicting every school of art in France in the 20th century. Among these are Cubism, Dada, Expressionism and Fauvism. Among the French modern artists highlighted in Palace museum are Duffy, Modigliani, Soutine, Braque and Picasso.

This museum in Paris is working daily, excluding Monday, from 10am until 5.30pm. On weekends opening hours are extended an hour into the evening. This museum always conducts temporary exhibitions of modern paintings and sculpture, for which there is a separate entrance fee.

Another museum exhibiting modern artwork is seated in Pompidou Center. It is a home of 3000 pieces of work by modern artists, both French and others. However, most of the time, their pieces are leased to other museums, so might as well contact the museum if you need to see a particular modern artwork.

Like the city modern arts museum in Paris, this museum hosts many temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists from France. These are generally conducted in the southern wing of the museum. Entrance to this museum in Paris can be accessed from Rue Saint Merri.