A huge expansion in recent years has given this museum a new look and lots of new space. Housed in two 18th-century hôtels particuliers, just off the cafe-lined place Arago, the museum displays the history of art from the 15th to 20th centuries, concentrating on those artists who lived or passed through Perpignan. The original collection was from native son Hyacinthe Rigaud, the official court artist of Versailles who painted Louis XIV and Louis XV. The collection, and temporary exhibitions, show works from the likes of Aristide Maillol (pictured), Picasso, Dufy, Jean Lurçat, and Miró as well as Catalan ceramics and contemporary artists.
Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud
16 rue Mailly
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours June–Sept daily 10:30am–7pm; Oct–May Tues–Sun 11am–5:30pm Phone 04-68-66-19-83 Prices Admission 8€ adults; 6€ students and children ages 12–18; free for children 11 and under Web site Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud
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