The Pompidou Center in Paris, France is considered to be the largest modern art museum in Europe. The full name in English is Georges Pompidou National Art and Cultural Center and was named after the former French president Georges Pompidou. It is known for its extensive temporary exhibits which are devoted to the artwork of just one artist. The Center was designed by a team of international architects. It consists of brightly colored tubes and each of these tubes is a functional structural element of the building itself. The green tubes are for plumbing and the blue for climate control.
The center is also home to the Bibliotheque Publique d’Information or Public Information Library.
The sculpture called Horizontal by Alexander Calder is a free-standing mobile and was placed in front of the Pompidou Center in 2012.