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.
Between Future and Dust at the KanalCentre Pompidou (until Nov 20; free entry; kanal.brussels) offers a unique vision of the Congolese capital, exploring the impact that colonialism has had on the architecture of Africa’s third largest city ... Out of the city centre, among frenetic ...
The film was shot fast and cheaply like reportage in natural light, on the streets and in hotel rooms ...Photograph ... Photograph ... Photograph ... He embarked also on a major multimedia project entitled Collage(s) de France for the Pompidou Centre in Paris, but after much work and planning fell out with the curator and the project was dramatically scaled down.
So that she did ... (Indeed, across the video, you’ll see her leaping in and out of limousines, free running down the city’s narrow alleyways, and throwing shapes in the elevators of the Centre Pompidou.) “I wanted to do something I hadn’t really done before,” Uchis says of the video’s frenetic energy ... .
Amitabh Bachchan shared a throwback picture reminiscing the past while isolated ...Recently, the actor took to his social media and shared a nostalgic picture ... one looks back at the pages of the past and discovers this .. it’s at an event for an IndianFestival at the Pompidou Centre, Paris when the famous Harcourt Studio took this picture . ... ....
Happy birthday Interrail! The European train pass turns 50 this year. For thousands of us, the mere mention of it conjures up memories of carefree travels in our teens and twenties ... RELATED ARTICLES ... After two years of pandemic pause, the city buzzes with pavement cafes full, bars livelier than ever, and the Musée d’Orsay and Pompidou Centre bursting.
But what about giving your trip a theme? Many do it unthinkingly ... ALAMY ... ALAMY ... Next morning, back on the Picasso beat, we headed first to the Pompidou Centre where as an 18-year-old interrailer I’d sit outside, smoking Gauloises, listening to buskers. Almost 50 years old now, the Pompidou is still an audacious building (£12; centrepompidou.fr) ... ALAMY ... .
Visit the coolest neighbourhood. Paris is back in business by mid-August ...Start in La Villette park and dash past an outdoor theatre space, then between Jardin21 and Dock B you’ll be spoilt for terraces offering light, leafy lunches and DJs from noon ... ALAMY ... This hotel has a private rooftop lounge affording views over the Marais to the Pompidou Centre.