Located in the East wing of the Palais de Tokyo, built for the 1937 international exposition, the museum was inaugurated in 1961. Its rich collections, named « La vie moderne », with more than 15,000 works, illustrate the major artistic themes of the 20th and 21st century: Fauvism, Cubism, the School of Paris, Abstract Art, New Realism, Narrative Representation, Conceptual Art, Supports/Surfaces... Its programming addresses national and international issues through monographic or historic thematic exhibits. The ARC (Animation-Recherche- Confrontation, Activities-Research-Debate) presents the latest artistic research.
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