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Centre Pompidou, Paris

The Centre Pompidou was inaugurated on 31 January 1977. From the moment it opened to the public on 2 February 1977, it met with immense success, rapidly becoming one of the most popular cultural venues in the world and one of the most visited monuments in France.
A reorganisation in 1992 saw the creation of a department of cultural development, responsible for a programme of live performance, film screenings, lectures, symposia and debates. The fusion of the modern art museum and the centre for industrial design laid the foundations for an architecture and design collection that in twenty years has become one of the most impressive in the world.

After twenty years of activity and having welcomed over 150 million visitors, under president Jean-Jacques Aillagon the Centre Pompidou underwent renovation work that lasted from October 1997 to December 1999. The government provided funding to expand gallery space for the display of the permanent collection and improve facilities for live performance. The whole project saw the renewal and reorganisation of 100 000 m2 of floor space.

The Centre Pompidou reopened on 1 January 2000, again meeting with great success, being visited by 16 000 people a day that year. At present, the Centre Pompidou welcomes some 3.5 to 3.8 million visitors per annum, depending on the year.
Source: centrepompidou.fr

Place Georges-Pompidou
Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Wassily Kandinsky. First abstract watercolor
7
Wassily Kandinsky
1913
Henri Matisse. Luxury, peace and pleasure
30
Henri Matisse
1904, 118×98 cm
Wassily Kandinsky. Blue sky
45
Wassily Kandinsky
1940, 100×73 cm
Wassily Kandinsky. Colorful ensemble
17
Wassily Kandinsky
1938, 116×89 cm
Marc Chagall. Cubist landscape
14
Marc Chagall
1918, 100×59 cm
David Hockney. The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011
7
David Hockney
2011, 36.6×97.5 cm
Francis Picabia. CAOUTCHOUC
1
Francis Picabia
1909, 47.5×61.5 cm
Mikhail Larionov. Pastoral. Turkish idyll. From the cycle "Imaginary Journey to Turkey"
2
Mikhail Larionov
1912, 67.5×98.5 cm
Frida Kahlo. Self Portrait - The Frame
12
Frida Kahlo
1938, 28.5×20.7 cm
Mikhail Larionov. Autumn. From the cycle "Seasons"
4
Mikhail Larionov
1912, 136.5×115 cm
Marc Chagall. Russia, Asses and others
7
Marc Chagall
1912, 156×122 cm
Otto Dix. Portrait of journalist Sylvia von Harden
10
Otto Dix
1926, 121×89 cm
René Magritte. Summer marches
8
René Magritte
1939, 73×60 cm
Robert Delaunay. Kiss
27
Robert Delaunay
1922, 40×30 cm
Marc Chagall. The Fall Of Icarus
7
Marc Chagall
1975, 213×198 cm
Philip Andreevich Malyavin. Three women
2
Philip Andreevich Malyavin
1902, 215×305 cm
Wassily Kandinsky. Complex-simple
7
Wassily Kandinsky
1939, 100×81 cm
Henri Matisse. Interior with aquarium and red fish
2
Henri Matisse
1914, 60×39 cm
Wassily Kandinsky. Accord Réciproque
2
Wassily Kandinsky
1942, 114×146 cm
Max Ernst. French garden
4
Max Ernst
1962, 114×168 cm
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