With the “Contemporary Art on the Riviera” tour, Visitorama offers one of the most beautiful tours in the Alpes Maritimes. You will discover the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nice, the CAB and Maeght foundations in Saint Paul de Vence, the Picasso Museum in Antibes and the La Malmaison art centre in Cannes.
The Fondation CAB Saint-Paul-de-Vence, housed in a superb building dating from the 1950s, aims to pursue the Foundation’s mission through a twofold programme: the presentation of the Foundation’s collection and thematic and seasonal exhibitions. In addition, there is an artist-in-residence programme for the winter season.
The Foundation CAB of Saint-Paul-de-Vence aims to become a major player in the region’s modern and contemporary art circuit, which is popular with collectors and art lovers and includes, among others, the Venet Foundation, the Domaine du Muy, the Commanderie de Peyrassol, the Château La Coste, the Villa Noailles, and the Carmignac Foundation
The Fondation Maeght, the first independent art foundation in France, is a story of family and friendship between Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, visionary art dealers, and their artist friends.
Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger found here an ideal place of creation where the rooms and gardens interact in perfect harmony.
The collection of the Picasso Museum, started in 1951 by Dor de la Souchère, was created from exceptional donations made by the artists who have exhibited at the museum and from acquisitions made over the years by the town of Antibes. Of course, you can see works by Picasso, but not only!
Also, the works of Nicolas de Staël presented in the museum bear witness to the painter’s stay in Antibes, from September 1954 to March 1955. Finally, in 2001, a donation made by the Hans Hartung Foundation
The museum is open every day except January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and December 25th
The MAMAC’s collections include 1,331 works by 346 artists as of 13 October 2014, including 436 paintings and 292 sculptures and installations, which offer an avant-garde panorama of artistic creation from the late 1950s to the present day, articulated around different movements. You can admire works by Andy Warhol, César, Niki de Saint Phalle, Arman and Yves Klein.
The museum is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm except on Mondays, January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th. Admission is free for students.
Renovated in 1983, then restructured in 1993, the garden level of the Malmaison now hosts three major exhibitions per year, regularly featuring renowned painters such as Matisse or Picasso, for whom the Côte d’Azur was an inexhaustible source of inspiration, as well as international artists such as Mirό or César.