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Centre Pompidou

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Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
France
Venue Type: Museum
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
November 30th - April 24th, 2017
Solo Exhibition
Cy Twombly
October 19th - February 20th, 2017
Solo Exhibition
Jean-Luc Moulène
October 19th - January 23rd, 2017
Polyphonies
Oliver Beer, Mariechen Danz
October 12th - January 30th, 2017
Prix Marcel Duchamp 2016
Kader Attia, Yto Barrada, Barthélémy Toguo, Ulla von Brandenburg
September 21st - January 23rd, 2017
La trahison des images
René Magritte
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Wed-Mon 11-9; closed Tuesdays and May 1 (ticket office closes at 20h, exit exhibition spaces from 20.45).
Phone
+33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
Cost
10 euros (low season); 12 euros (high season)
DESCRIPTION

The Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou was the brainchild of President Georges Pompidou who wanted to create an original cultural institution in the heart of Paris completely focused on modern and contemporary creation, where the visual arts would rub shoulders with theatre, music, cinema, literature and the spoken word. Housed in the centre of Paris in a building designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, whose architecture symbolises the spirit of the 20th century, the Centre Pompidou first opened its doors to the public in 1977. After renovation work from 1997 to December 1999, it opened to the public again on 1 January 2000, with expanded museum space and enhanced reception areas. Since then it has once again become one of the most visited attractions in France. Some 6 million people pass through the Centre Pompidou's doors each year, a total of over 190 million visitors in its 30 years of existence.