Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain, Nimes: Hours, Address, Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain Reviews: 4/5

Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain

Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain
4
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

4.0
250 reviews
Excellent
77
Very good
97
Average
43
Poor
17
Terrible
16

Lindsay D
2 contributions
Uncomfortable and very disappointing
Oct 2021
So disappointed, yes interesting art however very little exhibition space within a large building. Wonderful archives for students, great resource but for a visitor very little. Throughout our visit we felt as if we were being watched in a very uncomfortable way, more gallery staff than visitors but no engagement. Good shop.
Written October 17, 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia33,841 contributions
A museum
Aug 2019
If you really like contemporary art, then you should visit the Carre d'Art/Musee d'Art Contemporain. You might like it, or not. We had a quick look and that was all we needed. We love art, but sometimes there is a limit to how much of it you can bear. There are however some really interesting pieces in the museum which deserve the visitor's attention.
Written July 22, 2020
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Max
14 contributions
The worst museum we have ever visited. Don’t waste your time or money.
Feb 2020
90% of the museum is installation art and very poorly done. Nimes is a beautiful city and the retail merchants do a better job of display art than the “so called” installation artists.
Written February 21, 2020
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ThierryD1
Mesa, AZ311 contributions
Easy access for stroller
Sep 2019 • Family
What nice place to discover Roman life with special Pompéi exhibition extra experience about volcanic accident.
Written September 1, 2019
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DaveThomasLeicester
Leicester724 contributions
Nonsense
Jun 2019 • Couples
I have a great tolerance for modern art (unlike my wife) but even I was challenged by the rubbish on display in this place. We had expected something interesting but it is just "therapy" as my wife says. The artists may have felt better for this - we didn't!
Written June 23, 2019
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joster101
Cambridge, UK16 contributions
Unimpressive
Apr 2019 • Family
The one good thing about going into the building and upstairs was that we got a good view down Avenue Victor Hugo to watch the bull running. Actually, the other good thing is that when we got to this place late on Saturday afternoon, the lady said that we would have to rush round and maybe we would prefer to come back on Sunday when it was free to get in.

Thank heavens we did! If I had paid to go into this "exhibition" I would have been extremely upset. It amounted to very little, perhaps I don't have much appreciation for contemporary art but it was thin at best.
Written April 8, 2019
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emrystravel
Amiens, France181 contributions
Excellent. In parts.
Aug 2018 • Couples
We found this a bit hard to navigate. For example, there are no signs to tell you which floor you're on. You don't get tickets, just a till receipt. The entrance doors to the exhibition on floor 2 look like it's a broom cupboard, we had to ask where it was. The main concourse is very noisy and echoey.

When we visited, the temporary exhibition on floor 3 was by Wolfgang Tillmans. Maybe I'm dense, but I found it utterly unintelligible. I thought some of the photography was of poor quality (not deliberately obscure, but just poorly done) and I couldn't understand what he was trying to put across even after I read the explanations.

But! The exhibition on floor 2, about what is missing from archaeology, and about colonialism, I found wonderful! Very thought-provoking. There is a disturbing exhibit of how asylum-seekers can be rejected based on inexpert review of a few spoken words, quite upsetting. And the best video installation I have ever seen, relating modern movies to myth, quite outstanding art and a splendid use of the medium.

And a note for those who visit in high summer: it has great air conditioning!
Written August 12, 2018
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Antonis K
Athens, Greece210 contributions
Museum Jean Busquet
May 2018 • Couples
It is a magnificent modern building.
It combines a contemporary museum,
a library, a sound library and a media
library.
Written August 1, 2018
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VamosChicos
Cheltenham, UK633 contributions
Great building but choose carefully your exhibition!
Jul 2018 • Couples
Had to visit this Norman Foster designed contemporary building overlooking the Maison Carré. Opened in 1993 it is still stunningly modern.

However the 2 exhibitions we saw (in July 2018) were pretty awful! One by Wolfgang Tillmans was a collection of eclectic photos including some frankly awful graphic ones of a man's private parts and pieces of fruit. Not artistic at all and didn't convey any message at all to us.

Second one was about archaeology and images - sorry more mumbo jumbo pretentiousness.

Not art - neither expo moved not entertained nor instructed us.

So by all means take the stairs or the lift up to the 3rd floor and enjoy a wonderful view over Nîmes but choose carefully how to spend your money on the exhibitions!
Written July 17, 2018
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Resurgam20
Dorset, UK169 contributions
An interesting Modern civic building in an historic setting!!
Nov 2017 • Couples
The Carre d'Art is an interesting building designed by Norman Foster. It houses a library as well as art/sculpture exhibition spaces and a restaurant on the top floor. For me, the highlight is the restaurant/cafe as this is ideally located to provide a unique view of the Maison Carre and the public Square between the two buildings - a great place to sit, have a tea, coffee or beer and watch the world pass by below you, while also enjoying a high level view of the rooftops of Nimes too! The art exhibitions change regularly although I've found them to be rather variable in both theme and quality. The building (particularly the central stair/atrium) is well worth experiencing.
Written November 26, 2017
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