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Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906-1977

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Source: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

Panoramic views of the French 20th century art

The Centre Pompidou, an iconic culture and arts complex of Paris, has become a symbol of the City of Art over time. The Musée national d’art moderne, which is at the heart of the Centre Pompidou, possesses one of the world’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art, spanning over 10,000 works from the early 20th century to the present day.

This exhibition of 20th-century art created in France, which anticipates the Centre Pompidou’s 40th anniversary next year, takes a new approach to presenting its collection. By selecting one work by one artist for each year, it traces a timeline from 1906, when Fauvism burst onto the arts scene, to 1977, the year of the Centre Pompidou’s opening. The impressive selection of featured artists ranges from 20th century masters such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Duchamp to artists yet to be discovered in Japan, but who have all contributed to writing the history of modern art. The mediums presented are just as varied and illustrate the wealth and diversity of the Centre Pompidou collections: photography, design, architecture and film are indeed presented alongside paintings and sculptures. Visitors will have a unique opportunity to stand face to face with an array of masterpieces bearing testimony to the extraordinary richness and multiplicity of artistic creation in a century marked by dramatic upheavals.


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Event Name Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou: Timeline 1906-1977
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Ueno-Park, Tokyo)
Dates June 11, 2016 – September 22, 2016
Note Closed/Mondays, July 19 (Open the Mondays of July 18 and September 19)
Open Hours 9:30 – 17:30
*Fridays: 9:30-20:00
*August 5,6,12,13 and September 9,10: 9:30-21:00
(Last admission is 30 minutes before closing)
Admission General ¥1,600
College students ¥1,300
HS students ¥800
Seniors 65+ ¥1,000
※Admission free for visitors junior high school age or younger
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate
※In each case, please show identification
Address 8-36 Ueno-Park Taito-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)

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