Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris

The Galeries Lafayette group supports the initiatives of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris / ARC (Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris)

The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, which was inaugurated in 1961, demonstrates the importance of the role of donors in developing and disseminating all forms of art. The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris was created largely thanks to the generosity of collectors such as Emmanuel Sarmiento, Mathilde Amos, Ambroise Vollard and Girardin in 1953 and was founded to divide up the collections of the Petit Palais and to present 20th-century artistic trends.

In 1966, the museum created the Animation Recherche Confrontation (ARC), an area dedicated to research in and exhibitions on contemporary art, resulting from a desire to democratize art and to educate the public. This initiative echoes the ambition of the Galeries Lafayette group to take part in making quality and beauty accessible to all, particularly through disseminating modern art and promoting new artists.

In 2007, the Galeries Lafayette group made a commitment to the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris / ARC in supporting the presentation of a retrospective of the work of Mathieu Mercier.


Every year since 2009, as part of the summer event Vitrines sur l’art, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris and the Galeries Lafayette group set up a partnership to invite an artist to create a window in the Haussmann store.

The Galeries Lafayette group’s corporate patronage department has also made a commitment to the institution to organise exhibitions such as Didier Marcel. Sommes-nous l’élégance in 2010, Any ever , a presentation of the collective creations of Ryan Trecatin and Lizzie Fitch in 2011, and the exhibition in 2012 devoted to the work of Roman Ondák, a flagship artist of today’s art scene.


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