A new exhibition travels with MuMo x Centre Pompidou

Dora Maar, Les yeux, circa 1932
© Adagp, Paris, 2023. Photo credit: Guy Carrard - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/Dist. RMN-GP

From September 18, 2023 to January 13, 2024, the MuMo x Centre Pompidou will be touring the Ardennes, Aube, Haute-Marne, Meuse and Vosges with the exhibition La Caravane du bizarre . Some 8,500 visitors are expected.

"Beauty is always bizarre [...] It always contains a little weirdness, a naive, unwanted, unconscious weirdness, and it is this weirdness that makes it particularly Beautiful" - Charles Baudelaire, Curiosités esthétiques, L'exposition universelle de 1855, 1868

Featuring some fifteen works from the collection of the Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition plunges visitors into disturbing, frightening and fascinating worlds.

Between shock, wonder and fear, the exhibition promises an emotionally-charged journey into the heart of weirdness. 

Visitors will encounter curious characters andfantastic animals drawn from myths and legends, and discover strange landscapes straight from the artists' imaginations.

These distortions of the real world call into question our representations of the world and invite us to question our place in it.

Along the way, young and old alike can take advantage of the tours and creative workshops on offer to explore the artists' astonishing and bewildering worlds. 

Le Parcours:

  • From 18 to 29/09 then from 30/10 to 03/11: Vosges department (88)
  • From 02 to 08/10 : Commune de Marseille (13 )
  • From 10 to 27/10: Ardennes department (08)
  • 06 to 17/11 then 02 to 06/01: Meuse department (55)
  • From 11/20 to 12/08: Aube department (10)
  • From 11 to 29/12: Haute-Marne department (52)
  • From 09 to 13/01: Commune de Massy (91)

From October 2 to 8, the museum truck will be making a special visit to Marseille. Throughout the week, the museum truck's mediators will be on hand to welcome school groups and associations for visits and artistic workshops based around the works of art. On Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8, the truck will be open to the general public, free of charge, between 10am and 1pm , then from 2pm to 5pm. All week long, except Thursdaythe truck will be open to the general public from 5.30pm to 7pm. An opportunity for all to discover the exhibition and its works!

Sandy Skoglund, Fox Games (Jeux de renards), 1989
© Sandy Skoglund. Photo credit: Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/PhilippeMigeat/Dist. RMN-GP

Raoul Michau, La Bataille des pommes de terre, 1948
© All rights reserved. Photo credit: Bertrand Prévost - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
Bruce Nauman, Pulling Mouth, 1969 - © Bruce Nauman / Adagp, Paris, 2023