Europe’s largest collection of Modern and Contemporary art (oh yes, there is a difference!) is housed in a building that was one of the most architecturally daring of the 20th century. The building features the plumbing and piping on the outside and Picasso and Pollock on the inside. And to top it all off, from the rooftop you’ll find gorgeous views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower.
The Centre Pompidou is one of Paris's 'Big Three' museums - the other two are the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay. The Louvre holds art and artifacts from up until 1848. The Musée d'Orsay contains the world's greatest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, all produced between the years 1848-1914. The Centre Pompidou holds 20th century works (created after 1914).
Highly recommend the Hockney exhibit/retrospective- such a prolific artist beyond what I knew of his work.
I also enjoyed the contemporary and modern floors and saw many favorites (Warhol, Duchamp) as well as new artists.