Nice’s Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (or MAMAC) is a visionary display of art, architecture, and color. The building itself is boldness personified. It comprises two stone blocks clad in shimmering Cararra marble, with a glass walkway winding around the top. Stride around in winter to see snow on the Alps to the north as sunshine glitters on the Mediterranean to the south. Of the 10 main salons, three permanent collections stand out. The first is the American Pop Art display featuring Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana, and Andy Warhol, which includes the latter artist’s rejection letters from the New York MoMA. The second is the European New Realist display of César, Arman, and Niki de Saint Phalle. The third unique collection is the School of Nice room of locally acclaimed artists including Sacha Sosno and Ben. The MAMAC also puts on exhibitions at the Galerie des Ponchettes (an old fishermen’s lodge) on the Promenade des Anglais.
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC)
pl. Yves Klein (adjoining pl. Garibaldi)
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Tues–Sun 10am–6pm Phone 04-97-13-42-01 Prices Admission 6€ adults; free for children aged 18 and under Web site Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain (MAMAC)
Mappl. Yves Klein Nice
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