MAMAC The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Nice
The MAMAC (Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain) is a museum of modern and contemporary art in Nice, one of the largest in Southern France.
The museum, opened in 1990, is housed in a Postmodern building, designed by French architects Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal, adjacent to Place Garibaldi and not far from the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Port of Nice.
The vast permanent collection of the museum encompasses mostly post-war works by French and international artists, with a special attention to Pop Art and New Realism, and includes paintings, photographs, sculptures, and installations. Artists represented in the collection include Arman, Francis Bacon, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Christo, Jan Fabre, Lucio Fontana, Gilbert & George, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Yves Klein, Roy Lichenstein, Robert Longo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joan Miro, Claes Oldenburg, Niki de Saint Phalle, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Rober Raushenberg, Ed Ruscha, Daniel Spoerri, Jean Tinguely, Victor Vasarely, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann, among others.
The museum includes a space for special events, a 237-seat auditorium, a documentation center, a restaurant, and a bookstore.
The MAMAC also hosts temporary exhibitions, conferences, seminars, educational courses, and music concerts.
Photos: cover by Alessio Bragadini; 1 by valdosilasol; 2 by Karen Bryan; 3 by Eisabeth Skene; 4 by Paulo; 5 by L’amande
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