...or - to be precise - The Modern Art Museum of the city of Paris, because - yes - Paris also has the national modern art museum at the Pompidou Centre, and of course the experimental bleeding edge of modern art just next door at the Palais de Tokyo. So, one modern art museum too many? Opinions differ, but if you fancy seeing a giant Dufy or a rare Matisse, this is where you should go.
In yet another building dating from a Universal Exposition (this time in 1937), the permanent collection is split into two chronologies from before and after the sixties, and a renovation finished in 2005 has created a “dark room” especially for showing modern video works. Temporary exhibitions include a wide range of artists from Warhol and Matthew Barney, and - let's be honest - the bookshop is a fabulous place to find tomes to wow your future dinner guests.
The renowned Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is home, from February 24 until August 20, 2017, to the exhibition “Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!”.
“Karel Appel. Art as Celebration!” is an exhibition that sheds light on twenty-one works of art by the Dutch painter and sculptor Karel Appel (1921 – 2006).
The works on display, which are actually a donation from the Karel Appel Foundation, include some of the best paintings and sculptures that significantly marked the career of Appel from his CoBrA years until his death in 2006.
On the occasion of this exhibition, attendees will get the chance to view the artist’s famous Carnet d'art psychopathologique as well as many other veritable masterpieces including ceramic sculptures from the 1950s and big installations from the 1970s and 1990s.
The Hotels Paris Champs-Elysées are located at a short walking distance from the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.