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Nancy Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 3 place Stanislas, 54000 Nancy, France
Phone Number: 33383853072
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts or le Musée de Beaux-Arts...
The Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts or le Musée de Beaux-Arts was created in 1793 and is housed in one of the striking 18th century buildings in Place Stanislas. The museum's walls are a witness to the architectural and urban development of Nancy. The restoration of 15th to 17th century fortifications in the basement of the museum has firmed its link between the old and new towns or indeed between the former Dukedom of Lorraine and modern Nancy. Development became necessary due to the increasing size of the collections. This led to an important extension in 1999 entailing a complete restructure of the museum in order to cater for young and adult visitors alike. The auditorium, temporary exhibition galleries, children's workshops, book shop and the Friends of the Museum Association all provide a large variety of cultural events for your benefit. Collections On display are works representing every European school of art, spanning a period from the 14th to the 21st century. The museum's impressive painting collections include a series of works by Pérugin, Tintoretto, Caravaggio, Rubens, Delacroix, Monet, Modigliani, Dufy, Picasso, etc.... You are also assured to see the creations of both contemporary French and foreign artists. Visitors must not forget to admire works by famous Lorraine painters Claude le Lorrain, Emile Friant, Victor Pouvé, Etienne Cournault, Jules Bastien Lepage ... The collection also features sculptures by Rodin, Maillol, Zadkine, César, Dietman ... The Print Room exhibits periodically works taken from its rich collection of sketches, prints and engravings by artists such as Callot and Grandville. Finally, an original scenographic presentation of the Daum crystal collection allows visitors to explore 100 years of Nancy's well-known glasswork's production.
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An airy museum that lifts the spirit (and holds a surprise).

Housed in the central square of Nancy, in a striking 18th Century building, the Musée de Beaux-Arts, dating from 1793 held surprise and enjoyment for us. There is a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Prather, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Housed in the central square of Nancy, in a striking 18th Century building, the Musée de Beaux-Arts, dating from 1793 held surprise and enjoyment for us. There is a wonderful collection of grand masters of art, including the famed Rubens’ “Transfiguration” of 1615. It has Monet, Manet, Modigliani, Picasso and many others, presented in an airy and beautifully laid out... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Unless you have never been to an art museum - or have been to them all - there is only one reason to visit this Musuem: Daum. The secondary reason would be to see the pleasant but not exciting local painters. The final reason would be to see a special exhibit, or the secondary works of an artist you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We bought a museum pass for €10 which gives access to six museums in ten days. Valid for a whole day. Stunning collection of Daum glass and an excellent collection of paintings

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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The building itself was already very impressive. It was interesting that not only paintings from the Renaissance were shown but you could also contempoty art. And of course the glass of the Daumcollection was great to see.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Very busy entrance hall, staff flustered by groups arriving. Not particularly the best art gallery you will ever visit but nice.

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Toulouse, Midi-Pyrénées, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum was well worth a visit. The quality of the exhibitions was really high especially Daum collection. Its a pity that the commentary on the Daum exhibition was quite inaudible although the film itself looked good.

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Nantwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Plenty to look at and enjoy in this gallery - the highlight, as already stated over and over, is the Daum glass collection in the basement, which is to die for! Ladies be warned, however - the (unsmiling) staff are paranoid about small rucksack-type handbags and will insist on you taking it off your back (where it is perfectly secure)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

As we have a holiday home nearby, we are frequent visitors to Nancy and this museum / gallery is one of our regular ports of call. The exhibition space (wheelchair-accessible) is bright and roomy, and their are paintings by several of the 'big names' - Manet, Modigliani, Signac, Rubens, Monet, Dufy, Picasso, etc. But what is unique here are two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Small and easily navigated museum with a wide range of art. The room with the fairy lights, mirrors and water make a fascinating installation!

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Extensive collection and sited right in the centre of town by Place Stanilas. Has an interesting glass collection

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Additional Information about Nancy Museum of Fine Arts

Address: Address: 3 place Stanislas, 54000 Nancy, France
Phone Number: 33383853072
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Lorraine  >  Meurthe-et-Moselle  >  Nancy
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6

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