82-Centre Georges Pompidou – Paris, France

Centre Georges Pompidou is my favorite art museum in Paris. Modern art is my thing and this place is my art heavan. There is always a new exhibit going on featuring a major player in the modern world. Even the minor player’s exhibits are fablous.

The area around the building is a thriving center of action. This center is where I usually went to find interesting action. This is the place where I found the performance artist pushing the piece of meat around with his face. This is where I was featured in a street show on a Sunday afternoon in front of 2,000 people. This plaza is an amazing fun place. I went here every week end.

Centre Georges Pompidou is a unique building that was designed by architect Richard Rogers, whose design was not very popular at first. However, under the guidance of its first director, Pontus Hultén, it quickly became a noted attraction in Paris. Its design is based on the idea of turning a building inside out. All of the structural supports, electrical, heating, plumbing, and air conditioning are on the outside. All of the interior walls are smooth.

The museum houses the Bibliothèque publique d’information, a vast public library, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne. The Musée National d’Art Moderne is the French national modern art museum located on the fourth and fifth floors of the Centre.

The collection consists of modern art by artists such as Kandinsky, Matisse, Miró, Picasso, etc. Some of the art movements represented are Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. It has 50,000 works of art (including painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography), of which 1,500 to 2,000 are on public display.

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