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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  • Impressive building in metal and glass between the theatre and Acropolis which houses the MAMAC (Museum of modern and contemporary art). It is built over the street like a court and the vision is quite surprising arriving by bus (stop walk of the arts). The entrance is through a balcony that surrounds the inner part at the top of the street and leaves on the building a complete and interesting circular vision. Temporary exhibitions are presented outside the permanent collections. Nice presence of she, Ben, Yves Klein and many artists representative of the American Pop-art or new realism French.
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  • What is there to say about my visit. Part of the galleries were closed and in the one that was open it seemed that Canadian born Liz Magor made a garage sale in the 1200 sqm provided to her. So much d...  more »
  • We were with the french riviera pass in the Museum. The building itself, especially the roof terrace, is worth a visit. The exhibits were more than disappointing. The time you can save our opinion.
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  • This was my first time to a modern art museum. I really enjoyed it. There was a grand theme overarching the artefacts, namely the criticism of consumerism. The theme allowed me to connect to the pictures and think of them as creative expressions and puzzles. Plus, there was a room below with inclined chairs to rest and/or sleep, which was quite helpful. Last but not least, free for students!
  • This is a bright airy, and modern museum. Plenty of modern art on show, with a combination of fixed features and temporary exhibits. A ticket here will get you into the other art museums in Nice for 24 hours so it is really good value. Don't forget to visit the roof garden on the top. You have some great views down towards the sea and up towards the mountains.
  • The permanent exhibits gave a very interesting look into the recent history of art in Nice. This museum is free if you are a student (otherwise €10). The museum also has a terrace where you can get some great views of Milan! Definitely worth the visit, especially if you are a student.
  • Impressively varied collection. Something for everyone over 5 floors. Mostly permanent.
  • A small contemporary art museum that rewards you with an interesting 360-degree view of the city on the roof level.

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