The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris opened in 1961 and is situated in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo; a monumental building located just a short walk from Eiffel Tower. The museum’s collections are all devoted to contemporary art in a range of different forms: paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video.
The permanent collections at the museum hold more than 8,000 works of art. With such a differing collection, it shows the diverse trends of the 20th century: cubism, Ecole de Paris, abstract art, new realism, and more. The museum houses works by Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, George Braque and Yves Klein.
Often, there are also large temporary exhibitions organised that can vary in style.