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May 23rd, 2009, 12:06 PM
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What will we find at the Palais de Tokyo?

We plan to visit the Trocadero when we're in Paris next week and we're unclear about the various museums there. Does anyone know if the Palais de Tokyo is "installations only", without a permanent collection? Have its permanent collections moved to the Musee d'Art Moderne?
Also, wanted to pass along that there's a new museum pass for just these few museums: Palais de Tokyo, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Cite de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, & Musee du Quai Branly. Here's how it works: 1st visit you pay full admission price, 2nd & 3rd visits you pay reduced rate, 4th visit is free. It's called la Colline des musees and is valid for 5 consecutive days.
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May 23rd, 2009, 12:50 PM
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There are two museums in the building called Palais de Tokyo. The Musee d'Art Moderne has both permanent and special exhibitions. The museum called Palais de Tokyo has (or at least had when I visited a couple years ago) changing exhibits, which consist of installations, paintings, sculpture, all manner of contemporary art. At least at that time, each section of the gallery would be given to a particular artist who would exhibit his or her work there.
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May 24th, 2009, 06:22 AM
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Thanks Nikki. That's just the info. I was looking for. EJ
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May 24th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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When I visited the Musee d'Art Moderne four or five years ago they had some fabulous Matisse and Dufy paintings; I don't know if they in the permanent collection. Some of the temp exhibits were very creative and interesting. I completely enjoyed this museum.
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May 24th, 2009, 10:40 AM
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And it has one of the better museum cafes in Paris!
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May 20th, 2010, 03:50 PM
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Well, not the five paintings that were stolen yesterday!
We did visit last year, and it was lovely. What an awful shame. Truly puts me in mind of the theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner in Boston so many years ago. EJ
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