LaM Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

LaM Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut., Villeneuve d'Ascq: Hours, Address, LaM Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut. Reviews: 4.5/5

LaM Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

LaM Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut.
4.5
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
About
Set in a remarkable sculpture park, the LaM has established a unique itinerary for visitors, highlighting the intersection between modern art, contemporary art and art brut. With over 7,000 works, the museum provides a striking overview of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. By encouraging new ways of interacting and thinking about art, whether through its permanent collection, temporary exhibitions or cultural programme, the museum is focused on sparking your sense of curiosity, and leaves you feeling inspired and moved. Inaugurated in 1983 to house the modern art donation bequeathed by Geneviève and Jean Masurel, the LaM has since emerged as a leading museum on the world stage. Boasting an ambitious programme, it encourages encounters between artists who not only bear witness to their time, but weave a deeply personal perspective into their work.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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WhiteRabbit7
USA & Belgium76 contributions
Jan 2022
A nice collection and display of pieces, but a disappointing lack of resources in languages other than French. A disservice to international visitors as the audioguide and exhibition brochures are available exclusively in French.
Written January 27, 2022
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH2,602 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited LaM and the Palais Beaux Arts in Lille on the same day. They complement each other well with LaM covering works from the 20th and 21st centuries, and the Palais Beaux Arts covering the time before then.

We visited during the COVID pandemic. Check the museum and French websites before you visit (we used the U.S. Embassy website for France). The requirements change virtually daily. The requirements changed twice in the week before our visit, including a helpful change in our favor on the day before we arrived. We were able to visit with US CDC cards proving our vaccinations. France is implementing EU certificates with a special QR code, however, and we read differing accounts about how they would be treated in the long run. They reviewed our cards carefully - if you are not vaccinated you might want to consider a different destination. Again, check the cites for current status.

LaM is actually more on the outskirts of Lille and it's about a 15-20 minute drive there. It doesn't look that far on the map, but there are lots of twists and turns, so use the GPS on your phone.

The museum itself is set in a park, with convenient and free parking. There are many outdoor sculptures by artists such as Picasso and Calder in the park in front of the museum along a pathway, so take a look before or after you go in.

Parts of the exterior of the building look like a modern community college, but the inside does a good job of displaying the artwork. On the day we visited, there was one school group, but most of the time there were fewer than 20 patrons so we often had galleries to ourselves.

The permanent LaM collection has works by Modigliani, Leger, Braque, Miro, and others, courtesy of the donation of a collection by an uncle and nephew.

The contemporary exhibits change constantly. Some we liked. Some we did not. Some were just mystifying, but that is the fun of contemporary art. Truthfully, some works will elicit reactions like "is this even art" or "my Kindergartner could do this," but you will have to decide yourself.

The museum has an excellent website in English. Once in the museum, the descriptions are overwhelmingly in French. Most of the staff did not speak English, although the security officer at the front door and those in the galleries were extremely nice to us.

The museum has a nice cafe - we visited on a pleasant summer day and ate outside in the grassy courtyard. There is also a compact but very good museum shop with unusual goods.
Written August 30, 2021
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182tara04
Amsterdam, The Netherlands386 contributions
Jun 2020 • Solo
The museum was closed but I took the opportunity to visit the park. I was alone and had a wonderful time
10 beautiful statues, sculptures disseminated in a vast park
Take the metro line 1, stop at petit bois then take the bus line 6 and stop at LaM. Bus every 10 mn. I bought my return ticket at the metro station in Lille
Written June 6, 2020
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Lofty_76
Manchester, UK589 contributions
Nov 2019
Fab modern museum on the outskirts of Lille. I would really recommend getting the Lille City Card from the tourist office as it includes all your transport and the entry to this and other excellent museums.

The building looks very unassuming from the outside but inside it's roof windows and textured facades allow the light to play over the works in a really imaginative way. The exhibitions are well laid out and there is some great stuff for anyone who likes modern and contemporary artists.
Written November 23, 2019
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK727 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
The museum is situated in Villeneuve d’Ascq and is quite a tricky journey from central Lille.

I took the metro to Pont De Bois on line 1 then walked for around a mile and a half to the museum through the nearby Parc du Heron.

On my return, I discovered that bus 32 or L6 takes you back to Pont De Bois.

The permanent collection has a good deal of cubist art by Picasso, Braque and Leger. There were some nice pieces of art by Miro, Modigliani and Van Dongen as well.

There was a huge selection of art brut but none of this was labelled. I imagine this to be the norm for this type of work.

The sculpture garden was very good with works by Alexander Calder and Picasso on view.

I had a couple of cool French craft beers in the cafe for €5 each.

Admission fee was €5.

Written October 8, 2019
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Matthias Brandl, LENTINI Torino / Italia
London, UK649 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Fabulous museum with private donor from the textile sector. Very important collection of Picasso, Braque, Masson, Calder. Unfurtunately the Modiglianis are not on show now. Will come back when the heavy renivation will be finished!!
Written September 30, 2019
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Alexey S
London, UK140 contributions
May 2019
This is really the place to visit while in Lille. The permanent collection is rather small, but very precious and interesting. Museum is surrounded by the beautiful park with sculptures that form it s permanent open-air exhibition. The museum also at the moment is hosting large temporary Giacometti exhibition.
Written May 28, 2019
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Henri8848
New Zealand30 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Great collection of Picasso, Braques in a really interesting building with captions in French, English & German.
The grounds are lovely with some great sculpture. Easy metro & bus ride from Lille centre. Don't hesitate.
Written May 22, 2019
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Roger W
Tonbridge, UK13 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a great contemporary art gallery which is cheap to get into, and even cheaper if you can show public transport tickets. The permanent display is very engaging and imaginative in itself, and when we were there was a curious temporary display of "solid light" - quite stunning to see. The museum is very close to the Heron Lake park, so you could combine with a lovely lakeside walk. However, getting there by public transport does take some effort. We took a metro to Villeneuve D'asq, and walked about 35 minutes from the station!
Written January 24, 2019
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peter F
Liverpool, UK15 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The permanent exhibition is worth the visit in itself. It is a private collection which covers an important period, and important figures in the development of modern art. There are a number of exhibitions in the extensive spaces in a very well designed modern building. Outside there is a sculpture park with important pieces in a lovely setting. There is a good shop and cafe.
Combining a visit here with one to La Piscine, the remarkable gallery partially in a converted swimming pool in Roubaix, makes a very enjoyable day out from Lille. The key to travelling easily to both places is the Plan du Reseau or route map from Transpole, the travel agency for Lille. We bought a three day ticket for the integrated transport network, and it was very good value at 12€.
To do this museums visit take metro line 1 direction 4 Cantons/Stade Paul Maura and get off at Pont du Bois. There are bus stands immediately outside the metro exit, but go beyond them the 50 metres or so along Rue Baudouin IX, to the T junction with Avenue Pont de Bois. A short distance on the right is the bus stand for the L4 service to Halluin Gounod which runs every 12 minutes. It's 5 stops to the stop for LAM, which is shown on the electronic display on the bus. The path to the museum is behind the bus shelter and the entrance is on the left after going 100 metres.
If you are going back to Lille just cross the road for the L4 back to the metro. If you are going to Roubaix get the L4 at the stop you arrived at. The journey this time is 25 stops to Euroteleport, which has an interchange with metro line 2. Take the metro two stops in the direction C H Dron to Gare Jean Lebas.
The exit comes up outside the main railway station. The road down to La Piscine is directly opposite the station across a roundabout. The museum is around 200 metres on the right. There are some good paintings and sculptures but the star is the building itself and the spectacular swimming pool gallery. After a visit return to the metro and take direction St Philibert back to Lille.
LAM opens at 10am and La Piscine at 11am so we did the trip to LAM first. Both are closed on Mondays. La Piscine has a bigger cafe and there are a lot of lunch options on the road from the station. The transport system is excellent and the journeys are quick so there is plenty of time to do both museums at a relaxed pace and still be back in Lille by late afternoon.
The main art gallery in Lille is in a very impressive building but the collections aren't outstanding. If I were choosing where to visit both these museums would come before it. The bus journey also gives a chance to see some of the countryside, and the transition from university campus and new housing to the high rise flats of the outskirts of Roubaix.
Written November 16, 2018
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