National Museum of Modern Art

National Museum of Modern Art

 

in Paris, one of the world’s largest collections of 20th-century Western European and American art. It was opened in 1947.

The National Museum of Modern Art is particularly well known for its extensive exhibits of fauvism (H. Matisse, R. Dufy), cubism (P. Picasso, G. Braque), surrealism (S. Dalí), abstract art (paintings by W. Kandinsky, R. Delaunay, A. Manessier, P. Soulages, and G. Mathieu, as well as sculpture by A. Calder), and constructivism (sculpture by N. Gabo and A. Pevsner). Also on exhibit are a number of works by the sculptor O. Tsadkin (Zadkine) and the painters G. Rouault and A. Modigliani. The museum has a somewhat unsystematic collection of works from 20th-century realistic schools of art (portraits by Picasso, landscapes by M. Utrillo and A. Marquet, and interior scenes by P. Bonnard, as well as sculpture by A. Maillol, E. A. Bourdelle, and C. Despiau).

The National Museum of Modern Art is housed in one of the buildings constructed for the World’s Fair of 1937. In another wing of the building is the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris. Both museums have changing exhibitions.

REFERENCES

Kalitina, N. N. Muzei Parizha. [Leningrad-Moscow, 1967.]
Musée National d’Art Moderne. Catalog-guide by J. Cassou, B. Dorival, and G. Homolle. [Paris] 1954.
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