Paul Nelson


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Paul Nelson

Past: September 29, 2021 → February 28, 2022

Focus on the singular career of the French architect, born American, Paul Nelson (1895–1979), whose entire collection is held by the Centre Pompidou.

As a major contributor to the modern movement in France, each project was the subject of in-depth research and an opportunity to work with his artist friends: Man Ray, Jean Hélion, Hans Arp, Juan Miró, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger. Placing emphasis on the concept of “programme” in his numerous projects, he became a specialist in hospital architecture — among French-American Memorial Hospital in Saint-Lô (1946–1955), still in use today and listed as a historic monument. But he also showed a great inventiveness in other projects such as the revolutionary Suspended House (1936–1938) and the remarkable Palais de la découverte in Paris (1937–1939).

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Place Georges Pompidou

75004 Paris

T. 01 44 78 12 33 — F. 01 44 78 16 73

Hôtel de Ville

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 11 AM – 9 PM
Late night on until 11 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €14.00 — Concessions €11.00

Gratuit pour les moins de 18 ans, billet exonéré pour les moins de 26 ans. Et pour tout le monde, les premiers dimanches du mois.

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