Inaugurated in 1961, the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (the City of Paris’s Museum of Modern Art) is situated along the bank of the Seine, between the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower, in the east wing of the Palais de Tokyo, which was built for the 1937 International Exhibition.
The museum collections consist of nearly 9,000 works representative of the major artistic movements of the 20th century: Fauvism, Cubism, the School of Paris, Bonnard, decorative arts of the inter-war period, Delaunay, Dufy, Fautrier, Rouault, etc. are the highlights of the collections, enriched by works representing various contemporary movements (New Realism, Arte Povera, supports/Surfaces, Narrative Figuration, German painting, the young French scene...)
It is at the very heart of these rich and diverse displays that the museum offers corporations the possibility to organize private events (gala evenings, cocktail parties, prestigious dinners, press conferences, marketing presentations, award ceremonies, breakfasts...), in compliance with the specifications of the museum.
Events are hosted in monumental rooms, bathed in natural light, overlooking the parvis, the Seine, and the Eiffel Tower, or in the former main hall of the museum (at the foot of The Electricity Fairy by Raoul Dufy), or in the Matisse room (which features The Unfinished Dance and The Dance of Paris by Matisse, and Daniel Buren’s Walls of Paintings).
The prestige of the place (coupled with the possibility for privileged guests to visit the permanent or temporary exhibitions) contributes to the success of the private events organized in the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris.