Place Yves Klein - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 97 13 42 01http://www.mamac-nice.org
Opening hours: 10:00-18:00 (01/11 au 30/04 : 11:00-18:00)
Annual closing: 01/01, Pâques, 01/05, 25/12
Weekly closing: Monday all day,
Dispositions spéciales Covid-19 :
Reopening on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - One-way tour with a maximum of 50 visitors. Teams are equipped with masks, visitors are asked to do the same.
Until May 31, temporary exhibitions are featured in Charlotte Pringuey-Cessac's "Bruit originaire" in the Contemporary Gallery and Lars Fredrikson Retrospective on the second floor. The permanent collection floors and terraces will be open in early June.
The MAMAC collections, with more than 1.300 works, illustrate the key role of Nice in the development of groundbreaking movements from the 1960s and 1970s to the present: New Realists (César, Arman, Niki de Saint-Phalle), Pop Art (Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann), Fluxus (Ben Vautier), Minimal and Conceptual Art, School of Nice, Supports-Surfaces, as well as more solitary figures associated with Nice, like Ernest Pignon-Ernest and Gilli. The Museum hosts many temporary exhibitions. Closed Monday.
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Built on Promenade des Arts in the centre of Nice, the MAMAC (Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art) is a fine example of daring contemporary architecture. Its distinctive shape offers many angles, perspectives and diagonals, alternating solid and empty spaces, with glass and metal corridors. Its architects had to reconcile two key elements in the fabric of Nice: the urban planning of the Sardinian government and the exotic utopia of the Belle Epoque.
And with great success! The red ochre hues of the foundation contrasting with the smooth surface of the marble facing of the towers highlighted by olive trees transpose, here in the heart of the city, the Mediterranean atmosphere of peace and stability. With its façade of marble from Carrara, the MAMAC owns a permanent collection of artworks relating the history of the European and American avant-garde from the 1960s to the present. The Museum regularly holds world-class exhibitions of contemporary art and dedicates a large part of its space to the New Realists, many of whom were from Nice (Klein, Arman, César...