Musée Matisse, Nice

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A national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse, Musée Matisse holds one of the world's largest collections of his works, with 68 paintings and gouache cutouts, 236 drawings, 218 prints, 57 sculptures, 14 illustrated books, 95 photographs, and 187 objects that belonged to the painter. These are displayed alongside serigraphs, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass, and various documents. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, lecture series, and screenings of art films. Use our Nice vacation planner to visit Musée Matisse on your trip to Nice, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Wonderful villa surrounded by gardens and archaeological site. Good selection of range of works including 'jazz' period cut outs, sculptures, a Vence Chapel maquette, a sample of stained glass (if you...  more »
  • It is the Villa of arenas, superb Genoese building of the 17th century that the paintings, drawings, engravings, sculptures, stained glass, ceramics, tapestries and other objects created or owned by the master of the color that was Henri Matisse are exposed! It is one of the largest global collections of the works of the painter, who was deeply attached to the city of Nice.
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  • This museum is more about Matisse, the artist and not a place to go to see his best works. You will get a sense of what he did during his life. You won't see his great works of art.  more »
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  • Beautiful setting and building and so authentic to the art and artist. Loved learning about Matisses beliefs about objects as contextual actors. Loved seeing the photos of the artist. Just wish there had been a little bit more art from the middle of his career. But it was beautiful!
  • Where are the paintings? Sadly to say but this half day was such a waste. Matisse is one of my favourite painters and we all looked forward to seeing some of his greatest artwork at THE Matisse museum in Nice. The collection displayed constrains mainly plain sketches and none of the known artwork except for maybe one less known artwork for larger walls. The museums' boutique has pictures and posters of the top paintings or artwork which then becomes absurd since NONE of these are displayed at the museum. Do not waste €10 here.
  • Lovely location up in Cimiez with views over Nice. Large selection of Matisse's work well displayed and well arranged
  • A nice museum surrounded by a very beautiful garden of olives. The other monuments and buildings placed in the area of Cimiez offers us a very attractive wolk and visit.
  • It's Matisse! Lots of his works, very spacious. Photos are allowed, no flash.

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