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The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice

Nice MAMAC

Inaugurated in June 1990, the Nice Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art , or MAMAC, is a museum devoted to contemporary art, especially to European Nouveau Réalisme, Pop Art, Minimalism and Art d'Assemblage. Set up in a huge building with neo-classical architecture, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is located on the Traverse Garibaldi, two steps from Old Nice and the Promenade des Anglais , site of the Palais de la Méditerranée .

The approach to the museum itself is quite impressive: from the esplanade overlooking the Place Yves Klein, its futuristic lines and glass walls open onto the old city and give the museum a special elegance. Inside, the first floor is used to host temporary exhibits that present and explain the works of an artist or a movement to which the museum is devoted. The very rich permanent collections contain major works of artists such as Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Andy Warhol and Christo. In 2001, the museum received a major donation of works of Niki de Saint Phalle: 190 pieces were presented to the public in a hall exclusively devoted to the artist. The museum also houses a documentation center, an auditorium and a shop, where visitors can find objects for daily use based on contemporary art, and pertinent posters and books.
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Museum Opening Hours

Open daily from 10am to 6pm, except Mondays, January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th.