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Nancy Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 3 place Stanislas, 54000, Nancy, France
Phone Number: 33383853072
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

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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You must absolutely see the room of mirrors and lights!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Amazingly beautiful pieces of glass art! We went with my uncle who visited the museum for the 3th or 4th time, he adores art nouveau, it was wonderful to watch him enjoying it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The facade of this museum gives way to a mostly-modern interior, with loads of French artists you never heard of, plus the odd Tintoretto, Rubens, Veronese, etc, etc, etc. There's also a good 19th-20th-21st century collection. This is not a huge collection. But it's impressive for a town the size of Nancy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I never expected to see so much Daum glass in one place!! Absolutely astounding and well-displayed. The rest of the museum is mostly ho-hum except for the very old foundations in the basement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The museum contains a wide variety of paintings etc, but the highlight for me was the superb and extensive display of Daum Art Nouveau and Art Deco glassware. Brilliant.

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