The Centre Pompidou, centre of art and culture
Less than forty years old, but already an icon! Opened in 1977, the Centre Pompidou, often referred to as Beaubourg by Parisians, has become one of the liveliest and most visited attractions in the city. It’s a museum of course, but also a library, a place full of life, and with its multicoloured exterior designed by Renzo Piano, a unique monument in the heart of Paris. Six floors, unusual architecture and a view of the whole of Paris, which visitors love.
With nearly 100,000 works to its name, the Centre Pompidou displays impressive artistic heritage with masterpieces by Picasso, Kandinsky, Chagall, Matisse, Léger … But also numerous contemporary artworks: Boltanski, Buren, Hantai … Ever since it first opened, the Pompidou Centre has also hosted first-class temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
Following its policy of making art accessible to all, it has opened another site in Metz, with both the building and the programme in line with the original in Paris!
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Women in Abstraction
From 19 May to 23 August 2021
The exhibition Women in Abstraction presents the works and thinking of some 110 women artists, offering a unique overview of the history of abstract art, from its origins in the early 20th century to the 1980s.
Women in Abstraction provides the opportunity to highlight the importance of the contribution of certain artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Hilma af Klint, Lioubov Popova, Barbara Hepworth, Verena Loewensberg … to the development of this artistic movement and, more generally, to the feminist struggles of recent decades. Plus, the exhibition is multidisciplinary – photography, dance, cinema, decorative arts – and international, with works by artists from Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.
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