MAMAC: rediscover the museum’s collections outside the walls


La Saint-Valentin au West-End


A flagship of Nice’s cultural and artistic scene, the MAMAC closed its doors on January 7 for a vast renovation project lasting until 2028, when it will reopen to the public.

Inaugurated in 1990, the museum will be transformed and embellished as part of the extension of the Promenade du Paillon. When the work is completed, the museum will find itself at the heart of a large green lung covering more than 20 hectares, which will bring an added sense of well-being to the people of Nice and its visitors. The new MAMAC will offer 400 square metres of additional exhibition space, new areas and a new look for the Place Yves-Klein.

In the run-up to the reopening, the museum team has devised a wide-ranging “outside the walls” program to continue to raise the museum’s profile. From mid-June, the Musée Fernand Léger in Biot will host the exhibition “Fernand Léger et les nouveaux réalismes“, co-produced by the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais and the musées nationaux du XXe siècle des Alpes-Maritimes, in partnership with the MAMAC. The exhibition will unveil a magnificent face-off between one of the masters of modernism and some sixty works from the MAMAC collection! Then, in mid-October, the Musée Matisse in Nice will host a unique face-off between Henri Matisse and Yves Klein.

The museum’s flagship work, Alexander Calder’s majestic Stabile-Mobile (1970), in steel 8 metres high and spanning over 7 metres, has taken up residence on the northern forecourt of the Villa des Arènes, just in front of the Musée Matisse! A must-see !

Located on the Promenade des Anglais, the West-End – a member of 3A Hôtels La Collection – is the ideal base from which to discover the artistic and cultural riches of Nice and the surrounding area.

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