Tourist Attraction in Nice: Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain
The modern and contemporary art museum, also known as MAMAC, is a museum dedicated to modern art and contemporary art. It opened on June 21, 1990, in Nice. The Museum is close to Place Garibaldi. It was designed by two architects, Yves Bayard and Henri Vidal, and is formed by a tetrapod arch that winds along the Paillon course. The monumentality of the project developed to cross the Paillon allows connection through a terrace, called Promenade des Arts, from the Museum to the Theater. With its square plan, the architecture of the building is inspired by neoclassicism. The available surface is about 4,500 square meters, distributed in ten showrooms. The façades are covered with Carrara white smooth marble. The entrance and shop are located at the level of the Niki de Saint Phalle slope, overlooking the Yves Klein site. The gallery spaces are dedicated to temporary exhibitions on the first floor and the permanent collections are on the second and third floor. The collections present an overview of art creations considered avant-garde, from the late 1950s to today, which belong to different movements: the new European realists with Arman, Yves Klein and Martial Raysse, next to César Baldaccini, Christo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Mimmo Rotella, François Dufrêne, Jean Tinguely, Gérard Deschamps, Daniel Spoerri, Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé. American pop art is represented by a collection of works by Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Wesselmann and Neo-Dadaist Associations of Rauschenberg The School of Nice: Ben Vautier, Sacha Sosno and Robert Malaval are close to several representatives of Fluxus. Arte Povera includes artists such as Pier Paolo Calzolari, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Enrica Borghi and Jan Fabre. The media are represented by Noel Dolla, Marcel Alocco and André-Pierre Arnal. Louis Cane, Daniel Dezeuze, Vincent Bouliès, Marcel Devade, Christian Jaccard, Claude Pagès and Claude Viallat American minimalism and color field are shown with Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Ellsworth Kelly, Larry Poons and Frank Stella. From the opening, Yves Klein has a room showing about twenty of his works, some of which belong to the museum's permanent collection. In October 2001, Niki de Saint Phalle left much of his collection to the city of Nice for the museum. The donation consists of 170 works including 63 paintings and sculptures, 18 prints, 40 lithographs, silkscreen prints and 54 many original documents. In 2004, artist Albert Chubac gave a hundred works to the Museum. In 2010, collector Khalil Nahoul offered 94 works of art (paintings, drawings, prints). Entry is free and opens every day from 10am to 6pm except Monday and some holidays.