The Centre Pompidou-Metz is an impressive museum, opened in May 2012 as France's first major decentralization cultural project. The Pompidou-Metz Centre in Metz, Lorraine, north eastern France, takes many of the art on display from the 65,000 objects held at the Pompidou Center in Paris, augmented by contributions from other major and private collections around the world. The center stages top international temporary exhibitions, and 1917 is the first of a series commemorating World War I.
1917 takes one year and explores what happened creatively during that year in the middle of the most horrific was the world had seen. It occupies two galleries and includes most of the great artistic names of the beginning of the 20th century as well as posters, sculpture, objects, masks, figures, uniforms and a whole lot more. The art and objects come from all over the world, from Europe, Japan and the United States. You're unlikely to see such a comprehensive analysis of a year every again.
The delightful city of Metz is just 82 minutes by TGV from Paris. The Pompidou-Metz Centre is right next to the railway station, so it's possible to do the center in a day trip from Paris. But the gallery has brought new life to Metz, making it a very pleasant place for an overnight or weekend stay.
Information on the Pompidou-Mez Centre, the 1917 exhibition, and a Sol LeWitt exhibition is on Pompidou-Metz Centre.