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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nancy

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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
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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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This museum is a bit of a curate's egg: The 17th - 19th century portraits, hunting scenes, still lifes, etc. - bla bla bla bla bla. When will we be able to bin all this? The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Helen4Morrissey
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a bit of a curate's egg: The 17th - 19th century portraits, hunting scenes, still lifes, etc. - bla bla bla bla bla. When will we be able to bin all this? The medieval delights - gorgeous. The 20th century design - gorgeous. The 20th and 21st century paintings and sculptures and installations - gorgeous. The Daum... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a diverse number of collections. The most memorable being the Arte Deco glassware by Emile Galle and the Nancy school. The collection is situated in the lower level. The collection alone deserves a visit. There's also an Impressionist collection that will please. The top floors have an extensive collection of religious paintings. I think it's a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Housed in one of the magnificent buildings in Stan square, the paintings were heavily biased towards religion and became slightly repetitive. The landscape work and the photographic-like studies by Frant were a very welcome change and made the visit worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Stanisinas Square the museum is set on several levels. The art works by Emile Friant and Jardaens stood out for me. The Daum collection in must as is the room of lights and mirrors. Go down into the basement to see the restoration of the 17th century fortifications. This is a pleasant space to just browse and also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum of fine arts in Nancy has quite a lot of diverse expositions, Prouvé (a renown architect from Nancy), Emile Gallé (glassware), Emile Friant (painter), and many other interesting pieces of art. Again, parking is an issue, but not to all I assume.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Daum Collection and Space room are the most visited rooms in this museum. Both are great and impressive. They were the reason why we came to this museum. Of course, this museum doesn't have too many masterpieces of art works, especially if you visited before Louvre or Orsay museum in Paris. But Daum glass collection is jem. Ask a rep... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The building itself is lovely inside and outside. It's very spacious so there's lots of room to stand back and view the many wonderful works of art. It's not expensive and is well worth a visit if you have an hour to spare.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Interesting building but the art is not up to scratch. A few gems but generally not much of interest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A great variety of art and design on offer, local artists and more famous ones, in an art deco building with swirling staircases. 6 euros to get in was very good value, plus it's right on Place Stanislas - the central civic square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Has several of the masters and takes the visitor through the history of west European art. Had a great collection of Art nouveau glass.

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