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Nantes Arts Museum

Wide panorama of the history of art from the 13th to the 21st century

in a new setting marrying the architecture of yesterday and today

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

In the museum till 3rd june 2018
A temporary exhibition of the representation of women throughout the centuries.

Luc-Olivier Merson (1846-1920), Luc-Olivier Merson, illustrateur et décorateur  - from 16 march to 17 june 2018
A painter and a decorator, Luc-Olivier Merson is an important artist for the museum which has retained a rich set of his drawings, prints and paintings. His dreamlike, abundant and sometimes agonising world has made him a master of symbolism. 

Thierry Kuntzel (1948-2007), The Waves - from 19 april 2018 to 6th january 2019
Thierry Kuntzel is one of the major figures in video art. His interactive installation ‘The Waves’ depicts breaking waves accompanied by the sound of the sea.
As the audience approaches the screen, the image slows down, the sound decreases, and vice versa when the audience moves away. The visitor experiments with their position and perspective in relation to the image, treating it as a three-dimensional moving substance

Laurent Tixador, Potager - from 19 april to 4 november 2018 , On the esplanade, in front of the museum

1886. Impressionnists in Nantes - 11 october 2018 – 13 january 2019, Patio

OPENING TIMES

Open from monday to sunday : 11.00 - 19.00
Thursdays late opening to 21.00.
Closed on tuesdays.
Closed 1/01, 1/05, 1/11, 25/12

Last entrance 30 minutes before closure

PRICE

8 €

Reduced rate 4€
Free less than 18 years, disabled people, job-seekers and beneficiaries of basic welfare benefits.
Free on 1st Sunday of the month, except july and august
With the Pass Nantes : free access + reduce price for the guided tours

ACCESS

10 Rue Georges Clemenceau
44000 Nantes

CONTACT

02 51 17 45 00

ACCESSIBILITY

RESTORATION

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".

SHOP

Bookshop-shop