Centre Pompidou-Metz

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Centre Pompidou-Metz
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General information
Type Culture and leisure
Location Metz, France
Coordinates 49°6′29″N 6°10′48″E / 49.10806°N 6.18000°E / 49.10806; 6.18000
Construction started November 7, 2006
Inaugurated May 12, 2010
Cost 69.33 million Euros
Landlord Metz city
Height 77 m (253 ft)
Technical details
Floor area 10,660 m2 (114,700 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Shigeru Ban
Architecture firm Shigeru Ban Architects Europe
Main contractor Metz Métropole
Renovating team
Renovating firm Demathieu & Bard

The Centre Pompidou Metz is a museum of modern and contemporary art. It is located in Metz, France. It exhibits sculptures, modern and contemporary paintings and graphic art.

The architecture of the building is inspired by a traditional Chinese hat. The carpentry is an innovative assembly composed of sixteen kilometers of wood.

Inaugural exhibition of 2010[change | change source]

Some elements of the inaugural exhibition were borrow by the Centre Georges Pompidou of Paris, especially:

  • La Femme à la guitare, Georges Braque,
  • La Tristesse du Roi, Henri Matisse,
  • L'Aubade, Nu couché et musicien, Pablo Picasso,
  • Le Violon d'Ingres, photographie, Man Ray,
  • La Maison tropicale, architectural prototype conceive by Jean Prouvé.

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