Centre Pompidou Tour | Private Museum Experience
LivTours Private Centre Pompidou Tour takes place in one of Paris’s most eye-catching museums. Built in the 1970s, this “factory for the arts” houses thousands of Modernist masterworks and serves as a creative hub for cutting-edge contemporary artists. If you would like to fully appreciate the most earth-shattering innovations in the artistic world, then you should check out LivTours Centre Pompidou Museum Tour.
The unique Pompidou Centre was the creation of former French President Georges Pompidou in 1969 and was built as a contemporary museum and studio for artists in the center of Paris. Constructed in a derelict section of downtown Paris, the Pompidou is credited for transforming central Paris from the moment it opened its doors in 1977.
Enjoying a vast and notable museum on your own can be daunting, so maximize your time in Paris as well as your time in the Pompidou with a private expert guide to lead the way. Your LivTours Centre Pompidou Museum Tour will give you plenty of opportunities to explore the gallery’s current Modernist and Contemporary exhibitions and with a collection so vast, that you are sure to always see something new on rotation, giving you a greater appreciation for the arts!
- See Europe’s most impressive collection of 20th & 21st century art on a private tour
- Learn about avant-garde art movements from Fauvism onwards with a private guide
- Soak up the beauty of Modernist masterpieces of Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani
- Visit sensational installations from some of the most daring contemporary artists
- Explore cutting edge art in the largest and most important museum for modern art
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Le Centre Pompidou is certainly one of Paris’s most eye-catching museums. Built in the 1970s, this “factory for the arts” houses thousands of Modernist masterworks and serves as a creative hub for cutting-edge contemporary artists. If you would like to fully appreciate the most earth-shattering innovations in the artistic world, then you should check out LivTours’ Centre Pompidou Museum Tour.
Your LivTours Centre Pompidou Museum Tour will give you plenty of time to explore the gallery’s current Modernist and Contemporary displays with a collection so vast, that you are sure to always see something new on rotation, giving you a greater appreciation for the arts.
Your LivTours Private Centre Pompidou Tour will begin with a close look at the building’s unique industrial design. Your guide will explain how the museum’s designers used architecture to express Le Centre Pompidou’s role as an “industry” for contemporary artists. You will also get the chance to see the frequently photographed Fountain Stravinsky located just a stone’s throw from the center.
The rest of your tour will focus on the Pompidou Centre’s star attraction: The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. With almost 200,000 square feet of space and thousands of artworks, few museums rival Le Centre Pompidou’s collection.
In the museum’s Modernist wing, your guide will give you a quick refresher on the most influential art movements in Paris during the early 20th century, getting to know genres such as Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism. With a thorough understanding of each movement’s context, you will grasp just how radical these paintings must have been during their time. On your tour, you might get to see a few representative paintings by artists like Picasso, Matisse, Léger, and Modigliani.
As you advance in the Modernist collection, your guide will explain how many historians trace the roots of Contemporary Art to a urinal displayed in NYC. As strange as it sounds, one of the biggest events in 20th-century art was when Marcel Duchamp tried to get a urinal exhibited in a New York exhibition. Even though it was initially rejected, Duchamp made a point of bringing out his Fountain for photographs. Duchamp’s “ready-made” Fountain continues to ignite debate over the nature of the art object and museum censorship. While Duchamp’s original Fountain is not on display in this museum, you might get to see a copy or other works by Duchamp and his Dadaist descendants.
As your tour winds down, you will work your way through cutting-edge Contemporary Art movements. From Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism to the latest in multi-media installations, Centre Pompidou has a wide assortment of Contemporary displays. A few famous works which have been on display here include Andy Warhol’s Ten Lizes, Joseph Beuy’s Plight, and Mark Rothko’s Untitled (Black, Red Over Black on Red). You might also have the chance to see the masterpieces of tomorrow by some of today’s most daring artists.
When you have finished in the museum’s Modernist collection, it is time to visit the Contemporary Art collection. Here you will see some of the most radical films, photographs, sculptures, and art installations from a wide variety of artistic trends. This is a fantastic tour for art lovers visiting Paris.
- Entrance tickets to Centre Pompidou
- Guided tour with expert local guide
- Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism art
- Art by Picasso, Matisse, Léger, and Modigliani
- Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism
- Modern Art Collection
- Andy Warhol’s Ten Lizes
- Joseph Beuy’s Plight
- Mark Rothko’s Untitled
- Contemporary Art collection
- Fully guided experience
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Worthy of a visit
"The Pompidou center isn't on everyone's must do list but, after having taken LivParis' tour, we can certainly recommend you try to see it. The outside architecture is spectacular in itself and inside, the museum is fascinating. All of it made so much more sense thanks to our guide Richard (art historian) who had great insight into the artists and who delivered his information not as a boring lecture but in an entertaining and entertaining way. He is a long time resident of Paris but hails originally from England so there wasn't the typical difficulties of trying to understand the language. LivTours was recommended to us by friends so we knew we could expect a great experience. We certainly weren't disappointed!"
Wyatt - USA
A fascinating place
"We were so happy we chose to book a guided tour to visit the Pompidou center. It is a fascinating place and to have a guide with you to point out details and share with you the history of the artist and his works made the visit so much more interesting. We learned so much and will remember this visit and what we saw for a long time. It is definitely worth it to take this tour."
Peggy A. - USA
"The Centre Pompidou is a fascinating place, rich with modern art and architecture that you'll never see anywhere else. We visited with LivTour's guide on a private visit and we were very pleased with the tour, with the guide and with the company's organization. We will recommend this tour to all that are interested in modern art and architecture."
Douglas - USA
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