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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 11:08

The Pompidou Center Unveils Its Newly Reinstalled Modern Art Collection

Jean Dubuffet's 'Dhotel nuance d'abricot,' 1947. Jean Dubuffet's 'Dhotel nuance d'abricot,' 1947. WikiArt

When Bernard Blistène arrived at the Pompidou Center just over 30 years ago as a young curator, the massive factory-like windows of the Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano-designed museum didn’t look out onto the sun-sprinkled streets of Paris as they do today.

“It was the mid-1980s and people wanted walls,” recalls Mr. Blistène, 60 years old, who succeeded the museum’s longtime director Alfred Pacquement in 2013.

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