As I’ve noted previously, Mr. Selfish and I don’t tend to enjoy modern art museums. However, we decided to give the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in the 16th Arrondissement a chance – especially because it is free.
I must say that I was once again disappointed by this modern art museum. According to its website, there are numerous paintings by Picasso and Matisse. I didn’t see any such paintings however. Large portions of the museum were shut down when we visited, so those paintings must have been in those areas.
I read online that a couple of years ago, there was a break-in and theft of five famous paintings, including ones by Picasso and Matisse. Those paintings have still not been recovered. Maybe the museum hadn’t gotten over those thefts yet. On our visit, there weren’t any notable pieces.
I cannot say that I recommend this museum. Perhaps, we just went at an inopportune time when most of the exhibits were shut down. In any case, based on my visit, this museum did not seem worthwhile.
Don’t forget to check out my recommendations for the other arrondissements in Paris here.