It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information (Public Information Library), a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg (IPA:[bobuʁ]). It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. As of 2006, the Centre Pompidou has had over 180 million visitors since 1977 and more than 5,209,678 visitors in 2013, including 3,746,899 for the museum.
Which great artist of the 20th century has been most influential on the 21st? Neither Picasso nor Matisse, as they have no heirs. And not Marcel Duchamp, however much we genuflect before his urinal ... When the Pompidou Centre in Paris opened in 1977, it was full of his later works, including an installation that resembled a cave of polystyrene ... .
Earlier this year, his tag of a hula-hooping girl was removed from its spot on a building in Nottingham, England and sold to an English gallerist, and in France, his sketch of a rat was notoriously carved out of a sign for the Centre Pompidou’s parking lot by the thieves who made away with it ... .
The Centre Pompidou in Paris, Tate Modern in London and MoMA in New York, to name just a few leading museums of comparable scale, have well demonstrated how cultural venues can transform and improve their immediate surroundings and the city at large.
DUBAI ... MENART Fair will feature works from 22 galleries hailing from 13 different countries ... Baya Mahieddine (Algeria), Les musiciennes, 1988, Gouache and watercolor on paper, 73 x 98. (Supplied) ... The fair will also, d’Hauteville says, welcome groups from notable museums including the Palais de Tokyo, Centre Pompidou and Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris.
France’s culture ministry has decided to close the Centre Pompidou entirely from the end of 2023 to the end of 2026 for building renovations costing an estimated €200m... The Centre Pompidou-Metz, the Shigeru Ban-designed outpost in northeastern France, will become a “major venue” during this time.