June 11-Sept. 22
The Centre Pompidou in the heart of Paris is renowned for its bold glass and metal exterior and futuristic transparent tube escalators, but it’s also famous for housing the Musee National d’Art Moderne, which has one of the world’s largest collections of modern and contemporary art.
Seventy works spanning 70 years of art history have been selected from the Centre Pompidou collection for this exhibition. Displayed as a timeline, the show features one work by a representative artist for each year from 1906 to 1977, the year of the building’s completion. Among the paintings, sculpture and photography are pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Marc Chagall, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Christo, with one of the highlights being Pablo Picasso’s “Muse,” which is being shown in Japan for the first time.
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; 8-36 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Ueno Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,600. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.tobikan.jp/en