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Nantes Arts Museum

Currently closed for extension and renovation works

After 6 years of closure, the Musée d'arts de Nantes re-opens in june 2017 with 2,000 m2 of additional exhibition space, restored facades, a restaurant and a bookshop all designed by the London’s architecture firm Stanton Williams.

The museum's collection of over 12,000 pieces stretches from primitive to modern art and covers every type of art creation. Artists include Georges de La Tour, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Max Ernst, Sonia Delaunay, Gaston Chaissac, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Vassily Kandinsky, Raymond Hains, Claude Cahun, Giuseppe Penone and Nan Goldin to name just a few

From 23rd June: reunion between the inhabitants of Nantes and their museum, awakening to the light.

In the patio.
A creation by Susanna Fritscher, native of Vienna and living in Montreuil, offers a sensitive experience, in the heart of the patio bathed in light "where transparency of materials, sound vibrations and emotions of the spectators mix".

In the museum.
A temporary exhibition of the representation of women throughout the centuries.

In the Chapel of the Oratory.
A major work of Bill Viola, belonging to the permanent collections. Internationally renowned artist in the field of video, he created Nantes Triptych which consists of 3 video screens.

On the esplanade, in front of the museum.
A work by Dominique Blais. For the first intervention in the showcase of the museum, the artist proposes a device inspired by the gyroscope: "a sculpture in movement, an unusual object, which feeds on light or its absence to make appear or disappear the color".

First world retrospective of Nicolas Régnier
From 30 November 2017

Reopening 23 June 2017 at 19.00


11.00-19.00. july and august 10.00-19.00
Thrurdays late opening to 21.00.
Closed on tuesday.
Closed 1/10, 1/05, 1/11, 25/12.


8 €

Reduced rate 4€
Free less than 18 years, people disabled women, job-seekers and beneficiaries of basic welfare benefits.
Free from September till June on 1st Sunday of the month


44000 Nantes


02 51 17 45 00


Bistronomy by Michelin star chef Eric Guérin de la Mare aux oiseaux, in Saint-Joachim,
An open space during the day which, in the evening, will be more cozy to offer "a more worked menu".



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