Visit MAMAC and discover on two floors and nearly 2,500 m², a selection of more than 200 works of art from the collection.
Every year MAMAC completely renews the top floor and offers new experiences in its key rooms dedicated to Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein and the international POP.
The collection is on the move for the pleasure of exploration and new dialogues.
MAMAC owns one of the three reference collections in the world of the Franco-American artist’s work, from her first paintings and assemblages of the late 1950s, the very first gunshot paintings of the early 1960s, the iconic “nanas” and brides, to her prolific prints.
Born in 1928 in Nice, Yves Klein was first to become a judoka. In 1954, he definitely turned to art and started his « monochrome adventure ». He took on the ultramarine blue, to which he gave his name « IKB » (International Klein Blue).
The MAMAC collection bears testament to the emergence, at the end of the 1950s and the dawn of the 1960s, of movements borrowing from reality and the reinterpretation the nascent mass culture that was emerging both in France – particularly in Paris and around an artists’ centre in Nice – and in the United States.
The School of Nice?! … Whatever name it is given or the list of its key figures, there existed from the late 1950’s a wave of strong, dynamic and artistic forces in Nice.