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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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impressive works from the romantic period

The museum has a broad collection of works from french artists I didn't know before but was glad to come across (especially Emile Friant). The 1st floor hosts works from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The museum has a broad collection of works from french artists I didn't know before but was glad to come across (especially Emile Friant). The 1st floor hosts works from the pre-modern era (mostly medieval and renaissance) which I found okay. There are some gigantic paintings that invite you to linger around and think, but overall it's nothing overwhelming. On... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great museum, polite staff, impressive exhibits. We spent about two hrs without the audio tour. No cafe inside so plan aheah!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A lovely 18th century building on the central place Stanislas housing lesser known masters in a most aesthetic and appealing manner

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Placed on one side of Place Stanislas in one of the square's original, beautiful buildings, this museum contains a collection of French, Italian and Dutch masters as well as contemporary paintings and sculpture. The Daum glass collection is also worth seeing. The basement contains remains of the city's fortifications. I spent over two hours here -- but should have stayed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were there for 2 hours and had to rush the last part so do give yourself plenty of time. Good lighting, seating but disappointed that there were no translations for paintings for non French speaking visitors.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

An amazing museum full of treasures. This museum is on Stanislas Place and offer a huge variety of paintings and sculptures. If you visit it, you will be amazed by the underground gallery that was created following the discovery of Middle Age fortifications (called Bastion de Vaudemont). This gallery displays an amazing collection of "Ecole de Nancy" pieces of art.

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

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

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

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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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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