Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy
4.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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SpiritGirl_11
Spotsylvania, VA9 contributions
Oct 2021
Fabulous!!!! Needed much more than 1-2 hours recommended by guide book. It’s bigger than it looks and so much to see. Daum Glass has an exhibit.
Written October 24, 2021
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chatwinesque
Lisbon, Portugal111 contributions
Jun 2021
An excellent museum, with a great collection of art works, from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, I discovered the great painter from Nancy, Émile Friant, and the contemporary artist Mad Meg. The glass Daum collection is also overwhelming.
Written June 30, 2021
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Anominous A
Brielle, The Netherlands9 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
The route in the museum starts at the 2th floor with heavy religious paintings. Following a time line down the the main floor where more modern paintings can be found. We especially appreciated this section. Unfortunately all the information next to the paintings is in French language. Also it wasn't quite clear if it was allowed to make a picture or only make a picture without a flash.
Written September 12, 2020
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Xavier L
Paris, France350 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The museum is located on the famous place Stanislas. It has permanent exhibition and temporary ones as a free entrance first weekend of the month.
Written August 9, 2020
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Walpy
Holland249 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The finest collection of Daum glass in the world, beautifully showcased and lit for maximum close up enjoyment. Unique and breath taking
Written March 3, 2020
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hezi m
Israel101 contributions
Feb 2020
We have arrived here mainly to watch glass works that evolved in Nancy as we definitely did. Located in the basement level (not sure why) is the Daum's fortifications glass collection. Beautiful works, mainly vases, including cameo works. So beautiful. Pity that they do not have audio/visual or movie display in English as well. The rest of the museum was just add on.
Written February 29, 2020
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Sebastien M
Sydney, Australia472 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This is yet another example of stupendously magnificent fine arts museums in France and an old institution at its finest. It's in one of the Pavilions inside Place Stanislas with exquisite collections of fine arts ranging from the early 1500s to modern art. There's three levels of exhibitions rooms with quite substantial collections, all arranged according to years and their significant influences in the development of various arts schools throughout various periods. Most notable is the amount of French paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries making it one of the largest collections outside of The Louvre museum in Paris. Most intriguing for me was the Daum extravaganza of glorious glass exhibitions on the lower ground floor! It is a gorgeous museum suitable for all ages; wheelchair friendly and has public lavatory inside the place. So you're not only getting the spectacular experience of what this museum has to offer but also inside one of the most glorious squares in Europe. Highly recommended.
Written February 14, 2020
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Nancy Meets the World
Los Angeles, CA516 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Located in the Stanislas Plaza, this museum offers a few art pieces worth seeing. There’s no entrance fee so you should visit no matter what. It’s a small museum, and there’s an elevator for accessibility. Ask to see “The Annunciation” by Caravaggio. I wasn’t sure if it belonged to him, as the name was under Caravage. Happy Travels!
Written December 30, 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Nov 2019
This museum is located on beautiful Place Stanislas, so very easy to find. There is a range of art on display, most of artists were not known to us, which made it more interesting.
Written November 12, 2019
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Ines
3 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
The museum is really worthwhile and so is place Stanislas where you can find it!
I especially liked the Daunes exhibition with glass...
Written June 5, 2019
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