Definitive guide

Musée d’Art Moderne

Immerse yourself in the bright colours and oneiric shapes of 20th-century modern art with a visit to the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris’ Museum of Modern Art.

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The Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, commonly abbreviated as MAM Paris, is a major museum in central Paris, located in the eastern wing of the Palais de Tokyo. The MAM is mainly dedicated to modern art from the 20th century.

The museum hosts frequent temporary exhibitions as well as plenty of permanent ones. The permanent holdings include more than 15,000 works that retrace the European and international art currents of the 20th century.

Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris
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The monographic and thematic exhibitions, especially focusing on movements like Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism, Post-Impressionism, and Abstraction are particularly captivating. Some of the most prominent names featured in the Musée d’Art Moderne are important exponents of the School of Paris, like Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, Metzinger, Chagall, and Duf. You’ll also find many other celebrated artists like Braque, Delaunay, Lhote, Duchamp, and de Chirico.

The Modern Art Museum also has a decorative art and furniture collection from the early decades of the 1900s, as well as rooms that use more unconventional and immersive approaches to their exhibition.

One of them is certainly the Salle Dufy, with its 250 panels completely covering a 600 m² U-shaped wall (almost 6.5 thousand square feet) that engulfs its visitors as they admire the work.

Location

Avenue du Président Wilson 11, 16th arrondissement.

Tickets and entries

The permanent collections at the Paris’ Musée d’Art Moderne are always free of charge.

If, however, you are interested in the temporary exhibitions, you will need to purchase a ticket or a membership card. Advance booking - which you can do on the official website - is strongly recommended for both. Prices vary depending on the season and exhibits.

Schedule

Day
Tue - Sun
Mon, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12
Day Opening time Last admittance Closing time
Tue - Sun 10:00 am 5:15 pm 6:00 pm
Mon, 1.01, 1.05, 25.12 Closed

On Thursdays, temporary exhibitions will remain open until 9:30 pm, with ticket offices closing at 8:45 pm.

Transport

Method
Lines
Stops
Method Métro Bus RER
Lines 9 32, 63, 92, 72, 82 C
Stops Alma-Marceau, Iéna - Pont de l’Alma

Nearby sights

Musée Guimet - 290 m (950 feet) up the street, 5-minute walk.

Musée du Quai Branly - 400 m (just over 0.2 miles) across the bridge, 6-minute walk.

Musée des Égouts de Paris - 500 m (0.3 miles) east, 7-minute walk.

Eiffel Tower - 850 m (0.5 miles) southwest, 12-minute walk.

Champs de Mars - 900 m (over 0.5 miles) southwest, 12-minute walk.

Champs-Élysées - 1.1 km (almost 0.7 miles) northeast, 16-minute walk.

Les Invalides - 1.5 km southeast (a little over 0.9 miles), 20-minute walk.


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Musée d’Art Moderne