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“OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
Promenade des Arts, 06364 Nice, France
33 04 9713 4201
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Ranked #25 of 107 Attractions in Nice
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum houses a large collection of French and American artwork from the 1960s to the present.
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went to the museum during the 'summer of Matisse', so had to pay 10 euros instead of the usual nothing - the Matisse thing was the main attraction for me. Nice layout, but not that much of interest to me - though admittedly, I do find a lot of modern art somewhat 'Emperor's New Clothes' - I thought maybe there would be more in it if I saw it physically in situ ....... but there's not. However, that's my opinion of the genre, not the museum, which is well laid out, cool enough with a gorgeous roof gallery (gorgeous mainly for the views!). Gift shop, such as it is, not up to much and at 10 euros, overpriced, though in fairness that would have gained entry to other Matisse exhibitions in Nice (these aren't, by the way, necessarily exhibitions of Matisse's works - more a tribute to, rather disappointingly).

Visited August 2013
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“Nice view from the top floor.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The museum is not very large, but it does have a couple of nice Yves Klein pieces. Walk up to the top floor of the building to get a view over the city.

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Nice, France
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“Challenging”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Part of festival of Matisse Fabulously laid out Amazing art works like a ball dress with train made of recycled bottle tops

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Manchester
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“A must for fans of avant-garde modern art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I really love this museum. It has a fantastic design, almost like a modern-day castle, with four quadrants which span a busy crossroads where the traffic passes underneath the 'legs'!

Inside the museum is pure white which draws maximum attention to the colourful, playful art works on display. The Yves Klein and Niki de Saint Phalle permanent exhibitions in particular are fantastic.

This summer the temporary exhibition is based around Henri Matisse, in conjunction with all the main museums in Nice. You can get a week's pass for all eight museums in the project for 10€ which is highly recommended.

Even if ytou're not a huge fan of art, I would go up to the roof of the mueum to walk on the 'ramparts' and experience the view over the whole town!

Visited August 2013
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Dover, United Kingdom
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“Matisse”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Interesting features which at the time had a theme regarding the artist Matisse- there`s the aditional view of the city from the roof

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