The National Center for Arts and Culture "Georges-Pompidou", also called "Center Beaubourg", was inaugurated on January 31, 1977.
President Georges Pompidou wanted to create a cultural institution in the heart of Paris dedicated to modern and contemporary art. The intention was to juxtapose visual art, design, literature, music, and film.
Together with the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London, the "Musée national d'art moderne" today is one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art worldwide.
The building was designed by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers and Gianfranco Franchini.
Paris, Centre Pompidou - Musée National d’Art Moderne.