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Top Contemporary Art Museums in Paris

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Highlighting Trends in Contemporary Creation...
Bart Van der Leck, The Storm, 1916

Image: Bart Van der Leck, The Storm, 1916, Oil on canvas. Otterlo, Collection Kröller-Müller Museum,

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Considered more a bastion of classicism and center for commercial deals than a hotbed of artistic experimentation, you could say that Paris has lost the status it enjoyed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the modern art world's teeming center. Nonetheless, contemporary art museums and centers in Paris boast some of the world's richest and most impressive permanent collections, and highly popular temporary exhibitions year-round highlight mediums from painting, sculpture, and photography to film, video and multimedia art. If you're interested in trends in contemporary creation, don't miss out on exploring the collections and current shows at these major institutions and up-and-coming new spaces.

Pictured: The National Museum of Modern Art at the Centre Georges Pompidou hosts several exhibits per year dedicated to a single modern artist or trend. In 2011, a show dedicated to Piet Mondrian and the De Stijl movement was one such major show.

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