U.A.M, a modern adventure, the exhibition at Centre Pompidou

Published by Laurent P. · Published on 9 November 2017 at 10h49
From May 30 to August 27, 2018, Centre Pompidou dedicates a retrospective to the Union des Artistes Modernes [the French Union of Modern Artists], the biggest movement in the art history of the 20th century. Let’s dive into this main movement of the European modernism.

When art in all its shapes and modernism meet… This is what proposes Centre Pompidou through an exhibition dedicates to the U.A.M., aka the Union des Artistes Modernes [the French Union of Modern Artists], one of the major movements in this art history of the last century. Architects, painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, furniture designers, fabric makers, graphists and poster artists… The avant-garde of modernism is exhibited here in order to bring a lost image back to life since the association created in 1929 has been winded up in 1958.

Gathering 170 members together including Henri Laurens, René Herbst, Louis Sognot, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Jean Prouvé, Eileen Gray, Pierre Chareau and the most famous of them all, Le Corbusier, the union aimed at permanently experimenting shapes, technologies, materials and even colors in artists’ creations.

The exhibition proposed by Centre Pompidou presents “a crossing of the whole French modern movement, from the early 20th century to the late 1950’s”. A portrayal of French modernism brought up to date thanks to the exhibition.

Practical information:
U.A.M. une aventure modern
At Centre Pompidou
From May 30 to August 27, 2018
Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: Place Georges Pompidou – 75004 Paris
Rates: €14 regular, €11 reduced, €4.5 for the guided tour in French (in addition to the regular ticket)
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(Credits: © Centre Pompidou photographic documentation service, Distr. RMN-GP)

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 30 May 2018 to 27 August 2018



    Place Georges-Pompidou
    75004 Paris 4


    Métro ligne 11 station "Rambuteau"

    Visite Guidée, en plus du Billet Musée & Exposition: €4.5
    Tarif réduit Billet Musée & Exposition: €11
    Tarif plein Billet Musée & Exposition: €14

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    Ouvert de 11h à 21h

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