The Fonds national d’art contemporain is France’s state-owned collection of modern and contemporary art acquired from living artists over the past 225 years. Today’s collection, assembled from purchases, gifts and commissions, holds over 100,000 artworks that the Cnap is responsible for enriching, conserving and distributing in France and overseas.

The Cnap aims to form a collection that is forward-looking and representative of contemporary creation in all its diversity, a collection that recounts the sweeping narratives of our era and documents the evolution of the art scene. In...