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Why Is the New Paris Bourse de Commerce Museum Worth Visiting?

Vithória Konzen Dill 9 October 2021 min Read

As of May 2021, Paris now has a new art museum to call its own. Located only 500 meters from the Louvre, the Bourse de Commerce Museum is dedicated to contemporary art and holds French billionaire François Pinault’s art collection. After a $195 million renovation, the building that once served as Paris’s commodity stock exchange is now open for visitation.

Bourse Museum Paris. Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris, France.

Dedicated to art from the 1960s to the present, the museum encourages all audiences to open up to art (regardless of experience or level of expertise). The collection is composed of over 10,000 works, featuring paintings, sculptures, videos, photographs, audio works, installations, and performances. Artists such as Mark Rothko, Urs Fischer, and Cindy Sherman are featured alongside emerging artists.

Bourse Museum Paris. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Vigil for a Horseman, 2017, Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris, France.