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The Centre Pompidou Gets Global

From 23 October 2013 to 31 December 2014

A new perspective on modern art movements

The national center dedicated to modern art within the Centre Pompidou has just gotten a makeover. Visitors can see the newly design space starting on October 23, 2013 — complete with newly acquired works that have never been displayed in the museum before.

Moreover, from this date until December 31, 2014, the Centre Pompidou will pay tribute to the diversity of modern art from 1905 to 1970. Roughly 1,000 works produced by more than 400 artists from 47 countries are part of the new exhibition, which will run for over a year.

Now, in addition to the predominantly European former collection, pieces originating from all over the world will be displayed for their contributions to modern art in the 20th century.

Alongside the old favorites at the Centre Pompidou, such as Matisse and Man Ray, visitors can also see works from African artist Irma Stern, American artist Patrick H. Bruce and Asian artist San Yu. This global approach enables the modern art center to get a new perspective on art history by including some of the lesser known yet essential figures that have impacted the genre's development.

From naïve art to expressionism to abstraction to constructivism, a wide range of movements are explored in their context — and on a global scale.