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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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Address: 32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
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+33 4 93 75 18 22
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Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the...

Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with many classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and scupltures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.NewWe will be co-hosting a temporary exhibition with the village of Mougins from the 12th April to 28th May 2012, Myths & Heros.A selection of sculptures, paintings & mosaics by Picasso, Arman, Sosno, Renoir, Rubens, Cezanne & Turchi on display in the Espace Culturelle.

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Really Unique Museum

This museum is unique in so many ways- the juxtaposition of ancient and modern art is amazing and surprisingly effective. It's a relatively small museum which makes it easy to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is unique in so many ways- the juxtaposition of ancient and modern art is amazing and surprisingly effective. It's a relatively small museum which makes it easy to see the whole thing without overdoing it. It's beautifully set up on four floors, well organized and beautiful. It's a very eclectic collection of art, something for everyone. And the... More 

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Mougins, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpected. Amazing. Literally a hidden gem. The art is displayed in a unique setting and you lose yourself in the beauty of the place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The founder of this museum sounds fascinating, having started his collection aged 7. Now it is a stunning array of objects from antiquity juxtaposed with paintings and sculptures from a wide range of artists. The cabinet with the ancient Roman statue of Venus together with, for instance, works by Yves Klein and Andy Warhol was particularly playful and interesting. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We've been a few times and it is a small museum by city standards but huge by small village standards. Very well laid out and presented exhibits, which are a mixture of themes. Professionally done, excellent lighting and information. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Museum was nice enough but we thought they would have more paintings. There were lots of roman statues, armories, egyption collection etc.

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

We sincerely hope that, despite your preconception, you did after all enjoy the selection of classically themed paintings that are exhibited amongst the ancient Egyptian and Graeco-Roman art as well as in the MACM armoury... The artworks by Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Cézanne, Matisse, Dali, Dufy, Lichtenstein, ManRay, De Chirico, Turchi, Lichtenstein or Toulouse-Lautrec, to name but a few, do create... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Engaging to any and all demographics! This amazingly eclectic collection will appeal to any and all. From beautiful preserved Egyptian sarcophagus to Roman marble sculptures from the 2nd century to modern pieces (Rubens, Rodin, Klein, Warhol, Picasso, Modigliani, Braque and Dali). It was a private collection that was only recently given this lovely and fitting home in an embracing artisan... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Inspiring and innovative juxtaposition of ancient and modern art. Three floors packed with thought-provoking stuff. A must if you're visiting Mougins!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

This museum is outstanding! Each item is a marvel, but the uniqueness stems from the blending of epoques to subjects within a beautiful, high tech environment designed both to preserve (the items) and inspire (the viewers). The juxtaposition of the ancient with a sprinkling of the modern proved to be extremely informative. Humbling was the pair of gold earrings of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This small museum has a large collection of Roman, Greek and Egyptian artefacts. Together with this, they have juxtaposed twentieth century art by Picasso, ChAgall, Modigliani, Cocteau, Henry Moore... Inspired by classical themes. Try to spot an autographed prop from the Gladiator movie in the armoury section! The leisurely paced visit takes about an hour. Full price ticket is 12... More 

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Mougins, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is an amazing museum, small, ultra modern museum with tactile screens in various languages giving you the whole story of the pieces of history you're looking at, then giving you the oppositions differences. The pieces on show are of extraordinary quality, especially those that really date. The museum also has modern sculptures and paintings famous in the contremporary art... More 

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