Short description

The Tokyo Palace Museum, or originally the "Palais des Musées d'art moderne", faces the Seine on the Avenue de New York, which was called Quai Debilly and then Avenue de Tokio (from 1918 to 1945) when it was built. Hence its name. The Palais de Tokyo is, with the Palais de Chaillot and the Palais d'Iéna, one of the three permanent buildings resulting from the International Exhibition of 1937

The Palais de Tokyo, whose original name is Palais des Musées d'art moderne, is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Localisation
Open hours

Museum of Modern Art

  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm (ticket office closes at 5:15 pm)
  • Nocturne opening: Thursdays until 9:30 pm only for the exhibitions Toyen, l'écart absolu, Anita Molinero, Extrudia and Eugène Leroy, peindre.
  • Closed on Mondays and on January 1, May 1 and December 25.
  • Exceptional closing at 5pm on December 24 and 31.

Palais de Tokyo

  • Opening/closing: Open every day except Tuesday, from noon to midnight
  • Annual closing on January 1, May 1 and December 25
  • Exceptional closing at 6pm on December 24 and 31
Access

Palais de Tokyo et Musée d'Art moderne
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 PARIS

  • Subway : Line 9, Iéna and Alma Marceau stations
  • Bus : Lines 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92
  • RER : Line C, Pont de l'Alma station
  • Velib': Station 8046 (Marceau - Président Wilson)
  • Nearby parking lots available
Address

Palais de Tokyo et Musées d'Arts moderne
13 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 PARIS
Tél : 33 (0)1 81 97 35 88

48° 51′ 52″ N, 2° 17′ 52″ E

Coordinates Latitude Longitude
Sexagesimal (°, ', ") 48° 51′ 52″ N 2° 17′ 52″ E
Degré décimal (GPS) 48.86458 2.29647

 

 

 


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Position GPS : 48° 51′ 52″ N - 2° 17′ 52″ E  48° 51′ 52″ N, 2° 17′ 52″ E
Ouverture : de 12 à 24 h
Fermeture : mardi, 1er mai, 25 décembre et 1er janvier (Fermeture exceptionnelle à 18 h les 24 et 31 décembre)
Accès
Métro : ligne 9 (Stations Iéna ou Alma Marceau)
RER : ligne C (Station Pont de l'Alma)
Bus : 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92 Parking : à proximité - avenue George V (place de l’Alma).

Style Art déco
Architectes André AubertMarcel Dastugue


Architectes : rénové en 2001 par les architectes Henri et Bruno Gaudin

Construction 1937
Ouverture 24 mai 1937
Occupants Palais de Tokyomusée d'Art moderne de Paris

 

Reservation

Museum of Modern Art

Permanent collections: A donation ticket of 5€ is offered to support the museum.

Temporary exhibitions

  • Full price : The price varies, depending on the exhibition, from 7 to 13 €.
  • Reduced rate * : Young people aged 18 to 26 inclusive, students, holders of the "Paris Pass Familles" and "Famille nombreuse" cards, holders of the "Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude" card, active teachers, active librarians in schools, members of the Société de l'histoire de l'art français, the Société nationale des antiquaires de France, the Sauvegarde de l'art français and the Société française d'archéologie. The price varies, depending on the exhibition, from 5 to 11 €.
  • Free admission *: under 18s, art students, teachers at the Louvre School, leisure center staff from the city of Paris, disability card, jobseekers, social minima, Maison des Artistes, guides and lecturers, journalists with a valid press card, Paris Musées card, Société des Amis du MAM.

Palais de Tokyo:

  • Price: Full price: €12 - Reduced price: €9 - The admission ticket gives access to all exhibitions, as well as to most events1 and guided tours - (1 ) Some events require an Events ticket). Consult the program of exhibitions, events and activities that follow each other every 3 to 6 months.
Full description

The Tokyo Palace Museum, or originally the "Palais des Musées d'art moderne", faces the Seine on the Avenue de New York, which was called Quai Debilly and then Avenue de Tokio (from 1918 to 1945) when it was built. Hence its name. The Palais de Tokyo is, with the Palais de Chaillot and the Palais d'Iéna, one of the three permanent buildings resulting from the International Exhibition of 1937

Location of the Tokyo Palace Museum

The Palais de Tokyo, whose original name is Palais des Musées d'art moderne, is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art. It is located at 13, avenue du Président-Wilson in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is northeast of the Palais de Chaillot, a few hundred meters, following the banks of the Seine.

Origin of the museums - a history of moves

The initial project in 1934 was to replace the overcrowded Musée du Luxembourg. After the Universal Exhibition, its purpose was to contain two museums of modern art: one for the city of Paris, the other for the State, qualified as a "national museum".

During the Second World War, the basements were used to store sequestered Jewish property. In the 1950s, the "east" wing underwent major renovations that allowed for the opening of the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris in 1961, based on works from the Petit Palais.

The Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris still occupies the "east" wing of the building, while the Musée National d'Art Moderne, located in the "west" wing, saw its collections transferred for the most part to the Centre Pompidou in the 1970s and, for the remaining part, to the Musée d'Orsay in the 1980s.

The Tokyo Palace itself - "west wing"

The west wing, thus left free, now houses a center for contemporary art, specifically bearing the name "Palais de Tokyo". The Centre d'Art Contemporain is an interdisciplinary place devoted to contemporary creation in all its forms: painting, sculpture, design, fashion, video, cinema, literature, dance.

Since 2002, the people in charge of the Palais de Tokyo have worked hard to make it one of the largest contemporary art centers in Europe. They encourage contemporary creation with an eclectic and inventive program around emerging and established artists from all horizons.

Collection of the Tokyo Palace Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris

The Museum of Modern Art of Paris or MAM, opened in 1961 in the "east" wing of the palace, presents the municipal collection of modern and contemporary art since the Fauvism. It is rich with more than 10,000 works, mainly focused on artistic movements related to the French Capital and more recently on the European art scene.

It reopened in 2012 expanded and renovated, increasing from 8,000 to 22,000 square meters. The exhibition space is one of the largest for contemporary art on the international scene.

The Museums' buildings

The outer shell of the building is completely covered with marble.

The building is of a sober and monumental style, composed of two symmetrical wings connected by a large peristyle, on either side of an axis perpendicular to the Seine, on which the water mirror is located.

A terrace overlooking the Seine river, below the monumental staircase supported on the hill, decorated with bas-reliefs entitled "Allegory to the glory of the Arts" by Alfred Janniot and topped by the statue representing "a France" by Antoine Bourdelle.

The building opens with high windows overlooking the Seine and the Eiffel Tower to the south. The glazed ceilings allow most of the rooms to be lit by natural light. The important Art Deco style exterior decoration is completed by the "Centaur and Eros" metopes by Marcel Gaumont on the west side, "Sirens and Hercules" by Léon Baudry on the east side, and the bronze doors by the ironworker Adalbert Szabo with reliefs by André Bizette-Lindet, on the Avenue du Président-Wilson side. The eight allegories in gilded bronze of the door by Gabriel Forestier, its pediment in low relief "The City of Paris crowning the arts", by Raymond Subes with reliefs by Louis Dideron, on the Avenue de New-York side. Numerous isolated statues were placed on the terraces of the water mirror designed by Félix Févola, of which only "the reclining Nymphs" by Louis Dejean, Léon-Ernest Drivier and Auguste Guénot remain.

On the square in front of the Palais de Tokyo was erected in 1948 a monument to the memory of the fighters of Free France by Antoine Bourdelle. At its feet is engraved a verse by Charles Péguy "Mother, here are your sons who fought so hard" and below, on a background of the Lorraine cross, the dedication: / To the volunteers of the Free French Forces who died / for the honor and freedom of France / June 18, 1940 - May 8, 1945".

The Tokyo Palace Museum and the Skateboard

The Palais de Tokyo with its vast esplanade and its marble steps, is a mecca for Parisian skateboarding. Nicknamed the "Dome", it is considered a mythical spot. Many high level skateboarders have tried it, like Flo Marfaing, Lucas Puig or Eniz Fazliov.

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