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Nantes art museum

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Wide panorama of the history of art from the 13th to the 21st century .

Located between the cathedral and jardin des plantes botanical gardens, the musée d’arts de Nantes — which was magnificently renovated in 2017 — brings 9 centuries of art history to life in a single visit! Come discover nearly 900 paintings, sculptures, photos, videos or installations and experience the subtle dialogue between different eras.
Courbet, Ingres, La Tour, Kandinsky, Kapoor, Monet, Picasso, Soulages... Whether classic or contemporary, these works by internationally renowned artists offer a broad panorama of artistic creativity from the 13th century to the present day. Visitors can come stroll and contemplate these works, enjoying both the masterpieces of the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions.

Closed until further notice.

Wide panorama of the history of art from the 13th to the 21st century in a new setting marrying the architecture of yesterday and today

After 6 years of closure, the Musée d'arts de Nantes re-opens in june 2017 with 2,000 m2 of additional exhibition space, restored facades, a restaurant and a bookshop all designed by the London’s architecture firm Stanton Williams. The museum's collection of over 12,000 pieces stretches from primitive to modern art and covers every type of art creation. Artists include Georges de La Tour, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Max Ernst, Sonia Delaunay, Gaston Chaissac, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, Raymond Hains, Claude Cahun, Giuseppe Penone and Nan Goldin to name just a few. 

OPENING TIMES

25 June to 3 September 2017 : 10.00-19.00
4 September 2017 to 7 July 2018 : 11.00- 19.00
Thursdays late opening to 21.00.
Closed on tuesdays.
Closed 1/10, 1/05, 1/11, 25/1

Horaires

- Open from monday to sunday : 11.00 - 19.00. Thursdays late opening to 21.00. Closed on tuesdays.
- July and August. Open 7/7 10.00 - 19.00 (Thursdays 21.00)
- Closed 1/01, 1/05, 1/11, 25/12

-Exceptional closure at 5pm on 24/12 and 31/12.


Last entrance 30 minutes before closure

Free access on the first Sunday of every month, except July and August.

Contact

https://museedartsdenantes.nantesmetropole.fr/home.html

02 51 17 45 00



Reopening after 6 years of closureAfter 6 years of closure, the Musée d'arts de Nantes re-opens in june 2017 with 2,000 m2 of additional exhibition space, restored facades, a restaurant and a bookshop all designed by the London’s architecture firm Stanton Williams.The museum's collection of over 12,000 pieces stretches from primitive to modern art and covers every type of art creation. Artists include Georges de La Tour, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Max Ernst, Sonia Delaunay, Gaston Chaissac, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, Raymond Hains, Claude Cahun, Giuseppe Penone and Nan Goldin to name just a few

The museum's collection of over 12,000 pieces stretches from primitive to modern art and covers every type of art creation. Artists include Georges de La Tour, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Max Ernst, Sonia Delaunay, Gaston Chaissac, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, Raymond Hains, Claude Cahun, Giuseppe Penone and Nan Goldin to name just a few

In the patio till 8th october 2017
A creation by Susanna Fritscher, native of Vienna and living in Montreuil, offers a sensitive experience, in the heart of the patio bathed in light "where transparency of materials, sound vibrations and emotions of the spectators mix".

In the museum
A temporary exhibition of the representation of women throughout the centuries.

In the Chapel of the Oratory till 18th march 2018
A major work of Bill Viola, belonging to the permanent collections. Internationally renowned artist in the field of video, he created Nantes Triptych which consists of 3 video screens.

On the esplanade, in front of the museum  till 18 march 2018
A work by Dominique Blais. For the first intervention in the showcase of the museum, the artist proposes a device inspired by the gyroscope: "a sculpture in movement, an unusual object, which feeds on light or its absence to make appear or disappear the color".

OPENING TIMES

25 June to 3 September 2017 : 10.00-19.00
4 September 2017 to 7 July 2018 : 11.00- 19.00
Thursdays late opening to 21.00.
Closed on tuesdays.
Closed 1/10, 1/05, 1/11, 25/1