Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nice

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Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was inaugurated in June 1990, and is an example of Neoclassical architecture, with a facade covered in Carrara marble. The collections present an overview of avant-garde artistic creations from the mid-20th century to the present day, and are dedicated to movements such as the New Realists, American Pop Art, and minimalism. The museum's ten galleries spread over 370,000 sq m (4,000,000 sq ft). Start your trip to Nice by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Interesting building with good views of Nice from the terraces. Some interesting pieces in the permanent displays but not enough to make the visit feel worthwhile. The temporary exhibition was more in...  more »
  • Very nice to visit, well-designed Museum. Currently, you will find the exhibition of Liz Magor. I love the she donation!
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  • The building seems poorly maintained, the view from the fourth floor which would be great if it was blocked by the theatre and an anarchic architecture that would merit a release on the well-designed landscape... The spacious rooms room for pretty miserable exhibitions. Obviously, Niki de St she deserves better.
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  • Not the best for just casual viewers of contemporary art, in my opinion. There's not many pieces you can just enjoy for their appearance, which is what I usually enjoy at modern art museums. Instead, you might need to be able to understand and interpret the art a bit better than average to really appreciate what this museum has to offer. Still, I enjoyed myself enough to make the trip worthwhile.
  • Great space well laid out with excellent permanent exhibits. Unfortunately visited on a day when temporary exhibit closed. Some of the more prosaic elements such as loos and shop could be better. Definitely worth a visit.
  • This was a good place to go simply because we had seen a lot of other landmarks and museums that Nice has to offer; however, I should note that contemporary art isn’t usually my thing. I found a lot of the permanent collection to be strange, like a regular broom up against a white wall. I don’t really enjoy that kind of thing. But there were a few pieces I really found interesting. Is it a must-see? No. But if you’re looking for something extra to do, I would go.
  • The work of Klein is really beautiful and worth seeing. But the rest of the museum is.... Hard work. Not very inspiring. And for 10€ entry free I'd expect clean, functional toilets.
  • Not great when compared with other modern art galleries across Europe. We went to get out of the sun which it was great for, otherwise I wouldn't really suggest going unless you're REALLY into your art. Save your pennies and head to the Matisse gallery instead (or head to London and go to the Tate Modern...)
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