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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  • 10 euro entry and some of the workers are really helpful, others are really cantankerous. The current main attraction seems to be a pile of rubbish in a floor with self indulgent ideologies. However the resident artist on the second floor has some white good work and some good ideas, but as with everything art is subjective so no doubt people will have polar opposite views to mine. There is a lift, smells of piss, across from the main entrance for pushchairs and wheelchairs
  • Interesting, but also strange. I never really understood the point of the art, you know, modern art! But it was worth a visit
  • Great exhibition which includes some famous artists from Nice such as Yves Klein. Well worth a couple hours look.
  • I would not recommend this if you expect to see much work of any depth (save for a few truly interesting pieces in one room, by Mossa & Doytier). In addition to the scant items within the collection & on exhibit: Both the interior & exterior areas of the MACMA, are filthy, un-tended! Depressing. I felt as though I was in a horrid section of an overused airport, like LAX, FRA!
  • Interesting exhibits at a fairly reasonable price. I found the permanent exhibitions focused the artists from Nice especially engaging, if a bit obscure. Some of the temporary exhibits were too unintelligible for me to understand or appreciate.
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