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Les Abattoirs, Toulouse

(3.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
At Les Abattoirs, enjoy learning about art and artists since the 1950s. The museum illustrates the artistic movements born after World War II in Europe, Japan, and the United States. Art schools represented include Lyrical Abstraction, Abstract Expressionism, Art Brut, Informal Art, Japanese Gutai, Arte Povera, Spatialism, and Trans Avant Garde. The most emblematic work on display is "La dépouille de Minotaure en costume d’Arlequin,” conceived by Luis Fernandez and Pablo Picasso in 1936. If you want to see this particular piece, call ahead; it’s only shown six months of the year, due to its fragility. Our Toulouse trip itinerary planner makes visiting Les Abattoirs and other Toulouse attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The slaughterhouses of the city of Toulouse have been saved and converted into a Museum of modern and contemporary art. Critics of modern and contemporary art, it is very easy to use the play on words: the slaughterhouses of art... We shoot what we want to know! Centered on active artists in the 1950s, the modern Fund is enriched by the gift of Anthony Denney, and the deposit made by the centre Georges Pompidou, a part of the donation of the gallery owner Daniel Cordier. He is also represented by the exceptional Picasso's stage curtain, the remains of the Minotaur in harlequin costume (1936), created by the artist with the collaboration of Luis Fernández. Slaughterhouses develop a program of concerts, projections... which makes it a place of living culture. With a library, a center of documentation, a restaurant, a bookseller and an auditorium, the Packers are a true cultural place.  To recommend!
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  • The building of the former slaughterhouse is beautiful, next to a beautiful park. Transformed into a Museum of modern art, I was very disappointed by the objects (I can't write work). Alone, the stage curtain painted by Picasso is worth a visit.
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  • You do tend to wonder what type of experience you will have when you are aware of a building's past! Nevertheless, we had a very special experience whilst visiting Les Abattoirs. The building is perfe...  more »
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  • Simple local modern art museum, built in old slaughterhouses building. The place is lovely, it can be worth the visit depending on the temporary exhibition.
  • A nice destination if abstract contemporary art is your thing. Free entrance for art and architecture student
  • An ideal way of re using large industrial buildings in a city center
  • Centre Régional d'art moderne
  • Best meat in the entire city. Quite expensive but you'll forget it once the meat will simply melt in the mouth. Worth its price. I highly recommend to go for the 2nd service around 10pm.