les Abattoirs, Toulouse

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#7 of 19 in Museums in Toulouse
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. Start your trip to Toulouse by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • Visit interesting but can be a lack of General information. We recommend that if you spend a day in Toulouse.
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  • Big lack of information on the site, specifying not only Thursday night are not valid during school holidays. Too bad! In addition, the Museum closes early. Nice but nothing more, quite nice expo building but the entrance is, however, expensive.
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  • It has created here a contemporary art museum in the unusual setting of a former slaughterhouse (you don't get would doubt not). There are large rooms as many rooms smaller on the sides, all conducive to different contemporary art exhibitions. The place is unique and enjoyable. I attended the first of an exhibition on the Colombia and I liked so much the way they do: everyone is invited for free, artists are on-site and we are even a little sparkling wine in the courtyard. The quality of the exhibitors was high and really pleasant place. There were various mediums: installations, paintings, pictures, videos and much more. I keep the memory of a moment I cherish.
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  • Very nice location, by the river and a park nearby. Interesting exhibitions. A must-see if you're interested in Modern Art
  • Very interesting and creative art forms. Fantastic variety of abstract and other art. Will visit again.
  • the most amazing collection i have seen anywhere, a must see
  • Excellent small town modern art offering
  • Contemporary art in a nice building. Not crowded.
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