Musee departemental Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambresis

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Established by Henri Matisse in 1952, Musee departemental Matisse houses the third largest collection of his works in France. Matisse specified the way his works should be arranged, so you will view them as he wanted you to. The 17 exhibit rooms feature more than 170 Matisse works, 65 paintings by Auguste Herbin (given by the artist), paintings by Geneviève Claisse (relative and student of Herbin), elements of the Tériade collection of artists' books, and 30 photographs from the Henri Cartier-Bresson collection. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Musee departemental Matisse and many more Le Cateau-Cambresis attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Le Cateau-Cambresis sightseeing website.
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  • An interesting selection of works of art from several artists from the same period as Matisse. Well organised for managing the safety rules around the coronavirus.  more »
  • This is well worth the visit - the museum had so many interesting exhibitions including of course Matisse. It is put together in a really interesting way, cataloguing the various art that Matisse...  more »
  • We had a guided visit while 2 of our kids were found a 2 hour painting workshop. They really enjoyed it. For the visit Only take the guide with you want to know every details of Matisse’s life. If...  more »
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  • Matisse put French early 20th century painting on the fauvist trail. Excellent, low priced museum for the quality it offers. It puts Matisse in perspective with his contempories.
  • .Well worth a detour.
  • Interesting museum of Matisse's work. Nice public gardens.
  • For traveling over 100 miles away from Paris, as a Matisse lover and an artist, this was not quite make it for me. The place runs as a contemporary art museum with the modest collection of the artist. The living artists exhibition was well curated, but one would not travel that far to see it. If Matisse is a draw, then the important works should not be on the loan, or it needs to be announced on the English website. The English audio guide was professionally produced but only covers a small part of the work. At least the label on the wall should have some English translations. I would feel better to spend 4 hours traveling and the cost of the train tickets to see Musée Matisse with a faint Matisse feel.
  • Visiting this museum we understand Matisse's universe. Impossible not to be touched by his sensitiveness. It's magical to discover Chagal, Picasso and Léger hidden somewhere... Children are welcome.

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