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The Musée National d'Art Moderne is the national museum for modern art of Francemarker. It is located in Parismarker and is housed in the Centre Pompidoumarker in the 4th arrondissement of the city. Created in 1947 it was then housed in the Palais de Tokyomarker and moved to its current location in 1977. The museum has the second largest collection of modern and contemporary art in the world, after the MOMAmarker in New York, with nearly 60 000 works of art. These works are of various nature : painting, architecture, photography, cinema, new media, sculpture and design. A part of collection is exposed in a 14 000 square metres space divided in two floors of the Centre Pompidou : one for modern art (from 1905 to 1960) and the other for contemporary art (from 1960). Some of the works exposed often change in order to show to the public the variety of the collection. Many major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art have taken place in a separate floor of the Centre Pompidou over the years. Among them, many monographs.


Modern Art (1905-1960)

All the tendencies of western art like Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Abstract art, Surrealism are represented with works by Matisse, André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, Raoul Dufy, Albert Marquet, Le Douanier Rousseau, Paul Signac, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Alexej von Jawlensky, Emil Nolde, Oskar Kokoschka, Otto Dix, George Grosz, Kurt Schwitters, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Picabia, Carlo Carrà, Umberto Boccioni, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini, Marc Chagall, Natalia Gontcharova, Mikhail Larionov, Alexander Rodchenko, Kupka, Mondrian, Theo Van Doesburg, Paul Klee, Vassili Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Jacques Villon, Robert and Sonia Delaunay, Georges Rouault, Balthus, Max Beckmann, Brancusi and Calder, Soutine, Marc Chagall, Modigliani, Kees Van Dongen, Jean Arp, Giorgio de Chirico, André Breton, Salvador Dali, Magritte, Max Ernst, Miro, Man Ray, Alberto Giacometti, Nicolas de Staël, André Masson, Tanguy, Jean Tinguely, Yves Klein, Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon etc...

Contemporary art (from 1960)

Pop Art, Nouveau Réalisme, Conceptual art and other tendencies or groups are represented with works by Andy Warhol, Rauschenberg, Arman, César, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Agam, Vasarely, Beuys, Dubuffet, Louise Bourgeois etc...

Architecture and design : Starck, Jean Nouvel, Perrault etc...

File:Le guitariste.jpg|The Guitarist, Pablo Picasso, 1910.File:To the Unknown Voice.JPG| To the Unknown Voice, Vassili Kandinsky, 1916.File:Matpandm.jpg|The Painter and His Model, Henri Matisse, 1917.File:Paul Signac Entrée du port de Marseille.jpg| Entrance to the Port of Marseilles, Paul Signac, 1918.File:Theo van Doesburg 010.jpg| Pure Painting, Theo Van Doesburg, 1920.File:Ubu Imperator.jpg| Ubu Imperator, Max Ernst, 1923.File:Kandinsky white.jpg| On white, Vassili Kandinsky, 1923.File:Otto Dix Sy von Harden.jpg|Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden, Otto Dix, 1926.

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