Located in the heart of Nice, MAMAC (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) opened in 1990.
Its collection, focused on the postwar era comprises more than 1.300 works from 300 artists.
Displayed on 2.400 square meters the collection offers a focus on the relationship between European New Realism and the American expression of the art of assemblage and of Pop Art, linking regional and international artistic history.
Two major actors of the art of the XXth century are permanently on display: Yves Klein, the fantastic inventor of the blue monochromes, fire paintings and Anthropometries! His solo room has no equivalent in Europe and is presented thanks to the cooperation of the Archives Yves Klein. Niki de Saint Phalle, iconic female artist, inventor of the Shooting Paintings and of the voluptuous nanas gave a great donation to the MAMAC in 2001 offering the museum the opportunity of being the second most important collection of her works in Europe.
Six to nine temporary exhibitions from regional and international artists are proposed to visitors each year offering permanent opportunities to renew their experience of contemporary art.
Last but not least, do not miss the fantastic rooftop of MAMAC, offering an amazing and unique view of Nice!