Centre Pompidou

The Center Pompidou, also called Beauborg, is an interdisciplinary center of contemporary art located in the Beaubourg district in central Paris. The Center was inaugurated in 1977 at the behest of Georges Pompidou, French president, who had strongly wanted a cultural institution in the name of multidisciplinarity in the city of Paris: for this reason, the center not only houses a rich permanent collection of contemporary art and temporary exhibitions, but also several cinemas and theaters, some spaces for pedagogical activities, a research center on music, as well as a large public library with freely accessible. The headquarters of the Center Pompidou is a highly innovative building: the tender for its construction was won by a group of semi-unknown architects and engineers at the time, including the Italian architect Renzo Piano and the English Richard Rogers. The facade of the building is made of glass and steel and is entirely crossed by tubes painted with different colors according to their function: blue for air conditioning, yellow for electricity, red for lifts and green for the circuits of the water. The Pompidou Center has a collection of more than 70,000 works. Among the most famous are "Giallo, Rosso, Blu " by Vasilij Kandinskij, "Le Nozze" by marc Chagall, the S urrealist works such as "La Fontana" by Duchamp and "Le Violon d'Ingres" by Man Ray, " Blue Triptych "by Joan Mirò or several works by Yves Klein.

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Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris


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