Centre Pompidou

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Museums & Heritage

Centre Pompidou could close for three years for 'essential' renovations

French government also considering option of a seven-year overhaul that would allow the Paris gallery to stay partially open

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Museums

Museums grapple with ethics of China projects

Institutions including Tate, V&A and Pompidou are forging partnerships with the country despite terrible human rights abuses

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Museums

European museums defend their partnerships in China

As China faces growing criticism over its detention of Uyghers and crackdown in Hong Kong, Tate, V&A and the Pompidou explain why it is important to continue working in the country

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Exhibitions

Spring into summer: see the major shows almost scuppered by lockdown

From Titian's masterpieces and a major Raphael survey, to the final stop of the Soul of a Nation tour

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Acquisitions

Giuseppe Penone presents two big gifts of drawings to Philadelphia Museum of Art and Centre Pompidou

Arte Povera sculptor hopes that his donations of hundreds of works on paper will start a dialogue

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Obituaries

'A healing machine meant to bring people together': art world figures pay tribute to Christo's vision

Pamm director says Miami island project brought the community together after 1980s race riots

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Three to see

Three museum collections to explore from home this weekend

From the Centre Pompidou's #PompidouVIP to the Whitney's focus on recent acquisitions by living artists

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Museums & Heritage

Lockdown drives digital boom at French museums—but where's the business model?

Podcasts, social media channels and virtual exhibitions are experiencing unprecedented traffic but do not make up for lost revenue

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Exhibitions

Museums wrangle to extend exhibition loans beyond lockdown

Delicate negotiations with lenders are under way to postpone major European shows of Raphael, Artemisia Gentileschi and Christo

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Diary

Centre Pompidou launches Prisme7 video game on lockdown

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Centre Pompidou

Serge Lasvignes re-appointed as president of Centre Pompidou

French government endorses his strategy of establishing satellite branches overseas

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Museums

Centre Pompidou was about to sign a deal for a satellite space in South Korea—before coronavirus struck

Curators at French museum plan to launch video game centred on contemporary art while its Shanghai satellite reopens to the public

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Matisse birth anniversary marked by blockbuster show at the Centre Pompidou

Rarely seen works show how the modern master combined text and image

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The Year Ahead 2020

The biggest exhibitions around the world in 2020

From Artemisia to Abramović, Old Masters to Olmecs, and Richter to Roman antiquities—here are next year's must-see shows

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China

Why museum partnerships between China and the West are booming

Cultural institutions have embraced mutual benefits of collaboration, despite challenges of communication and censorship

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Exhibitions

Christian Boltanski’s labyrinth: Centre Pompidou show takes viewers on an immersive journey

Plans for the French artist’s retrospective show he is still open to taking risks and charting new territory­­

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Museums

'We are the opposite of Starbucks': Pompidou chief on the challenges of setting up a Shanghai satellite

The French museum's president on censorship threats and settling the costs of the new project

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in Paris this weekend

The best shows to see outside of Fiac, from a literary contextualisation of Francis Bacon to Kiki Smith's coin collection

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Centre Pompidou

Centre Pompidou to expand and move collections to new satellite venue in southern Paris

The “art factory” will be a conservation, exhibition and storage space and is expected to open in 2025

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Openings

Centre Pompidou’s satellite space in Shanghai to open early November

New offshoot joins Málaga and Brussels in French museum’s burgeoning international network

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Exhibitions

From blasphemer to bookworm: Paris show reframes Francis Bacon's later works

Exhibition at the Centre Pompidou focuses on the artist’s post-pope period, which has received less critical examination

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Exhibitions

At last, Dora Maar emerges from her lover Picasso’s shadow

Major survey of the Surrealist photographer at Centre Pompidou will travel to Tate Modern and the Getty Center

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019

David Chipperfield on his design for West Bund Art Museum in Shanghai

The UK architect talks about working in China and the decline of its "funny-shaped" buildings

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Art's Most Popular 2019

Art's Most Popular: here are 2018's most visited shows and museums

Fashion continues upward trend in the US, shooting to the top of The Art Newspaper's chart, while the British Museum slips from the top spot in the UK

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Exhibitions

Skip the art history lesson—experience Picasso ‘intuitively’ at Musée d’Orsay's Blue and Rose blockbuster

The show promises a continuum in Picasso’s work, a gentle slide, rather than rigidly compartmentalised episodes

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China

Pompidou pops up in Chengdu but 'is not considering a permanent presence'

French museum takes Cosmopolis biennial platform to southwestern China less than a year before Shanghai outpost opens

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In the frame

Speed star, rock star and art books publisher—go Keanu

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Contemporary art

From Brussels to Bogotá: where will the Pompidou pop up next?

As museum's teaser show opens in the Belgian capital, its president, Serge Lasvignes, tells us about branching out from Paris

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Exhibitions

Paris celebrates 50th anniversary of May ‘68 protests with shows and new commissions

Institutions remember the turbulent period and consider its legacy

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Centre Pompidou's Brussels satellite takes shape with announcement of winning architects

Pre-launch programme of exhibitions in former Citroën garage will enable visitors to discover the building "in its raw state"

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Exhibitions

National Gallery Singapore brings major show of works by Latiff Mohidin to Paris’s Centre Pompidou

The exhibition of 1960s works by the Malaysian artist is part of a long-term plan to turn Euro-centric Modernism on its head

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Centre Pompidou Málaga extends its French ties with a five-year collaboration

The Spanish outpost has agreed a second renewable deal with France’s Pompidou

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Exhibitions

Sheila Hicks: an American with wool in Paris

Artist talks about her inspirations ahead of Pompidou exhibition

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Contemporary art

Después de Fidel: dissident art in Cuba flourishes after Castro’s death

Artist-run spaces and an unofficial biennial resist government pressure

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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Architecture

Centre Pompidou architects Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers to be honoured with statues outside Paris museum

French artist Xavier Veilhan has created the sculptures to celebrate designers of “masterful building”

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Salvador Dalí

Pompidou promotes Dalí as forerunner to performance art in new exhibition

The chaotic layout of the show is designed to embrace the theatricality and madness of the great artist

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April 2012

Pompidou at war with its US donors

The president of the Paris museum and chairman of its American fundraisers go head to head over expense of India show and how it raises cash in the US

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Centre Pompidou

Pompidou welcomes Daniel and Florence Guerlain’s deferred gift of 1000 contemporary drawings

The Guerlains are mindful of the fate of an ancestor’s impressionist works, having no wish for their collection to be divvied up in the same manner

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April 2008

Pompidou cancels Calder exhibition for lack of funds—and renovations are also delayed

The French gallery has been hit hard by a 6% reduction in government subsidy, part of Sarkozy's pledge to modernise the State by reducing public spending

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Exhibitions

Pompidou exhibits Otto Dix's inter-war drawings

German realism takes over Paris

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Looted art

Rightful owners emerge for exhibited Nazi war loot in the Centre Pompidou

A Foujita, a Picasso and a Gleizes revert to the descendants of the owners–but over 1000 works remain homeless

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Francis Bacon

Pompidou Bacon survey makes its way to Munich

David Sylvester’s comprehensive survey includes works which Bacon himself tried to destroy

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Francis Bacon

Exceptional new Bacon survey on show at the Pompidou

An Italian designer and considerable use of natural light for David Sylvester’s new survey of nearly ninety paintings, which includes working studies never previously exhibited

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Exhibitions

Matisse exhibition moves from MoMA to Pompidou Centre

Initial plans to tour the exhibition to Russia have now been shelved

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Interviews

Interview with Germain Viatte: “We have come a long way”

The new Director of France’s National Museum of Modern Art gives his first interview

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Exhibitions

As part of the current re-evaluation of Surrealism, an exhibition looks at André Breton’s works as well as the furnishing of his mind

André Breton: artist, writer, collector, at the Beaubourg