Hidden Nice

Best museum in Nice?… There’s more than one.

Nice is known for its sophistication, style, and laid back attitude to life, so what better way to spend a lazy afternoon than wandering around one of the city’s most inspiring art museums during your stay?

Nice was at the epicentre of the modern art movement of the 1960s and 1970s. This helped it become a hub for conceptual artists from across the continent. Supporting movements such as Fluxus and New Realism, Nice has provided a place for the likes of Cesar, Arman and Brecht’s work to flourish and has since become a place of celebration for all things modern, progressive and unique.

We have put together a list of our top four galleries. This will help you delve into Nice’s art history when you visit this wonderful city.

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Number one on our list is, of course, Nice’s main modern art attraction, which is located in the city centre. Committed to exploring the history and journey of the avant-garde movement, this larger than life museum is a must-visit for any modern art lover within the vicinity.

MAMAC, Promenade des Arts, Place Yves Klein

Villa Arson

Also an art school and artist residencies, this museum is a cut above the rest. Hosting groups, talks, shows and solo exhibitions for emerging artists. Villa Arson is perfect for those looking for something with an edge. Some artists use the building to present their work, and others invite the public inside to disrupt their work through performance or painting.

Villa Arson, 20 av. Stephen Liégeard

Galerie des Ponchettes

A gallery by the sea, this building has housed contemporary art since the 1960s. Recently exploring the works of Henri Olivier, the gallery also champions abstract artists and Matisse-inspired pieces, too.

Galerie des Ponchettes, 77 Quai des Etats-Unis

Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image

Showcasing photographic art since the 1990s, this converted theatre is for those with an interest in using lenses over brushes. The gallery explores advertising campaigns, album covers and videos, as well as the growth of digital technologies. This lesser-known spot is perfect for those with an interest in media or a flair for photography.

Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image, 27 boulevard Dubouchage

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