a contemporary art museum
Fondation Cartier inhabits a striking clear glass building designed by Pritzker Prize architect Jean Nouvel surrounded by a modern woodland garden landscaped by Lothar Baumgarten. Would you believe that the landscaper's name translates to "tree garden?"
Seen from across Boulevard Raspail, it is difficult to discern the trees from the building with a multitude of green reflections.
Fondation Cartier is one of Europe's most important institutions for contemporary arts. It hosts a constant stream of temporary exhibitions focusing on particular contemporary artists, schools, or themes. It is also an important patron to contemporary artists, commissioning important works and offering artist-in-residence programs.
Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain
261, boulevard Raspail
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