Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Céret

Boulevard Maréchal Joffre, 8 , Céret
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 87 27 76
closed on: Tuesday
Museum Type: Art
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The Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Céret is an interesting modern and contemporary art museum located not far from Perpignan and the Spanish border, in the eastern French Pyrenées.

Perhaps not so famous, the Art Museum of Céret nevertheless houses a notable collection of artworks by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall and Miró, among many others.

Indeed, during the 20th century, Céret has been regularly visited by some of the most important modern artists, including Matisse, Picasso, Braque, Chagall and the Catalan sculptor Manolo. The museum was created in the fifties by two artists, Frank Burty Haviland and Pierre Brune, that involved many friends in the project, and particularly Picasso and Matisse.

The museum, opened in 1950 in a former prison building, has a permanent collection divided into two main sections. The section of modern art includes works by Juan Gris, André Masson, Manolo, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Aristide Maillol and Braque, among others.
The contemporary art section, constantly improved with acquisitions, presents works by artists such as Arman, Ben, Buren, Vincent Bioulès, Joël Kermarrec, Pierre Buraglio, Niele Toroni, Michel Parmentier and Antoni Tàpies, just to name a few.

The Musée d’art moderne de Céret is also active in relevant temporary exhibitions, learning activities and guided tours organization. The museum is fully accessible to disabled people.

Photos: cover by sylenius; 1 and 2 by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

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