You may not know this, but Paris has two museums of modern art – the Pompidou Centre (belonging to the state) and the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris which belongs to the city and is now reopening with free entrance this weekend, music and more.
The Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris was in dire need of repair. After a partial restoration of the permanent collection’s rooms in 2017/2018, the place needed to be made wheelchair-accessible, the façade needed a facelift and the hall had to be reorganised, all for a cost of around 10 million euros.
To celebrate the reopening, entrance is free and there’s a weekend of special events lined up:
— a music night on 11th October with the Big Band of the Jazz department of the ‘Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris’, followed by DJs Patrick Vidal and Eugène Delation mixing outside,
— guided visits all weekend,
Coinciding with the reopening are the museum’s new exhibitions:
— YOU, works from the Lafayette Anticipations collection, until 16th February 2020
— Regards by Peng Wan Ts until 9th February 2020
— Hans Hartung, la fabrique du geste until 1st March 2020,
and a brand new presentation of the permanent collections called La Vie Moderne (no doubt ironically).
It’s like having a brand new museum in Paris! Not to be missed.