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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  • If You like modern art this museum is worth of visiting. Same ticket is valid also to various other museums in Nice (in the same day).  more »
  • The permanent collection was impressive for who appreciates modern art. Much to see of Nikki de Saint Phale, and small. You get r good impression of their life and work.
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  • The building is very well designed. It has a remarkable amount of art but I don’t appreciate most of it.  more »
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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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