It’s the first Art Museum for Modern and Contemporary art in Europe and the second in the world after the Moma ! Even French people are not aware about it! The found is amazing : 60,000 art works from 1900 (fauvism) to today but they can only display 1000/1200 in the museums spaces that’s why they change the hanging each 18 months, they renew it totally, so even Parisian can discover jewels from our national collection from Matisse and Picasso to Bill Viola, Anselm Kieffer, Ed Rucha and many other...The temporary exhibitions are great too: right now we have Gerhard Richter retrospective, one of the greatest painter alive today.
If you have soaked up enough of the Masters at the Louvre and d'Orsay, head over to the Pompidou Centre showcasing modern and contemporary art. The odd looking facade of the Pompidou somewhat prepares you for some of the odd looking art inside. I was lucky to be in time for the Roy Lichtenstein pop art exhibit which turned out to be fun. While you might find some exhibits gorgeous, others interesting and some downright weird, you will most definitely not be bored.