This factory-like museum and freewheeling cultural center stands out as a landmark of high-tech style in the middle of historic Paris, as well as being a symbol of democratized culture.
For many visitors, the priority is the national collection of modern art on the fourth floor. Inside the glass walls, major movements and/or artists are displayed chronologically in partioned spaces. The collection continues on the third floor, where works covering the last 30 years are exhibited.
Above the museum, on the fifth floor, are the Grandes Galeries, where major temporary exhibitions of 20th century art are held. Next door is a cinema showing films relevant to these blockbuster exhibitions and a large, but somewhat uninspring cafeteria that has seen better days, as has its notion of cuisine. The panoramic view from the terrace is nevertheless the destination.

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