Centre Pompidou

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Centre Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
75004 Paris
Venue Type: Museum
July 12th - August 28th
Solo Exhibition
Fred Forest
June 21st - October 23rd
Solo Exhibition
David Hockney
June 15th - September 11th
Ali Cherri, Nida Ghouse, Lawrence Abou Hamdan, Christoph Keller, Oliver Laric, Jumana Manna, Amina Menia, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Maria Taniguchi
April 26th - August 14th
Solo Exhibition
Walker Evans
Open hours
Wed-Mon 11-9; closed Tuesdays and May 1 (ticket office closes at 20h, exit exhibition spaces from 20.45).
+33 (0) 1 44 78 12 33
10 euros (low season); 12 euros (high season)

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.