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Abstract Art in the 1950's

Feb 5 - Sept 10, 2018
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Abstract Art in the 1950's Visite virtuelle
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Espace Musées

Art exhibitions at Paris – CDG Airport

Terminal 2E, Gates M


Espace Musées is a museum dedicated to art within Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The fund displays original art work from some of the most famous artists of all times, usually in partnership with one of Paris’ great museums.
un musee a l'aeroportThe space itself, designed for Art by the architects of the Musée d’Orsay, is located by gates M of CDG’s Terminal 2E, a brand new hall considered as one of the most beautiful European boarding halls.
Admission to all exhibitions is free of charge. Passengers now have a very good reason to arrive at the airport 2 hours before take-off…

CURRENT EXHIBITION Abstract Art in the 1950's - Collections of the Centre Pompidou

Discover the exhibition in 3D! de l'expo

In 2018, Espace Musées celebrates its 5th Birthday!

For its 9th exhibition, Espace Musées is pleased to welcome the Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne and to offer to the passengers of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport the chance to visit the exposition “Abstract Art from the 1950’s – The Collections of the Centre Pompidou”. The exhibition will highlight 21 major artworks of the Centre Pompidou – Collections from February 5th to September 10th 2018.

With this brand new exhibition, the Centre Abstract Art in the 1950Pompidou offers the visitor to rediscover the entire abstract movement as it has developed in Paris after 1945 with masterpieces of major artists from the abstract movements such as Auguste Herbin, Nicolas de Staël, Serge Poliakoff or Georges Mathieu, and through some artworks of Jean Arp, Jean Atlan, Olle Baertling, Roger Bissière, Alexander Calder, Jean Dewasne, Simon Hantaï, Richard-Paul Lohse, François Morellet, Aurélie Nemours and Judit Reigl.

Centre Pompidou Website

Exhibition Production: Agence Artcurial Culture Website



Espace Musées is located in Terminal 2 E, by boarding gates M. It is accessible to all passengers taking off at gates M: passengers flying with Air France KLM and airlines who are members of Sky Team, going to the US, Asia, or Africa. Espace Musées is open 365 days a year, from the Terminal’s first to last flights. Admission is free.


Board of Trustees Appointments

Board of Trustees Appointments
June 30th, 2015

Board Members of the endowment fund are as follows: Francis Briest (President), Frederic Briest, Nicolas Briest (Secretary), Serge Lemoine, Olivier Lorquin (Treasurer, Benjamin Perret, and Patrick Collard, representing Aéroports de Paris as Cabinet Director to the President.

Our Mission

The fund’s mission is to promote the best of French Artistic Culture by organizing free exhibitions at Paris CDG-Airport. Exhibitions are accessible to 4 million passengers yearly, who hail from all over the world.
Our Goals:

  • Share and promote art to airport passengers.
  • Offer passengers a unique and memorable experience, making the flying part of their trip very special.
  • Innovate the way art is experienced, by exhibiting art in new places.


Our Partners

We would like to thank the partners who made our first exhibition a success :

  • Aéroports de Paris, for trusting us with this great project
  • The Musée Rodin, for lending us some of the world’s most precious Art
  • Be Relax, Airport Tender, for making this project possible at all
  • AXA Art, for its support
  • The Studio Demarque, for the design and construction of our website and the interactive terminals

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If you would like to get involved in our future exhibitions, please . get in touch with us.
If you are an Airport interested by our mission, please contact Frederic Briest.