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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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Address: 32 Rue Commandeur, 06250 Mougins, France
Phone Number: +33 4 93 75 18 22
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Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the...

Discover, in the heart of the old village of Mougins, how the beauty of the ancient world has influenced neoclassical, modern and contemporary art. The Museum’s large and diverse collection of antiquities includes Roman, Greek and Egyptian sculpture, vases, coins, and jewellery, and also the world’s largest private collection of ancient arms and armour. These ancient artworks are interspersed with many classically-inspired paintings, drawings, and scupltures by artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dali, Andy Warhol, Marc Quinn, Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst.NewWe will be co-hosting a temporary exhibition with the village of Mougins from the 12th April to 28th May 2012, Myths & Heros.A selection of sculptures, paintings & mosaics by Picasso, Arman, Sosno, Renoir, Rubens, Cezanne & Turchi on display in the Espace Culturelle.

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Stimulating collection

The founder of this museum sounds fascinating, having started his collection aged 7. Now it is a stunning array of objects from antiquity juxtaposed with paintings and sculptures... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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henley-on-thames

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henley-on-thames
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The founder of this museum sounds fascinating, having started his collection aged 7. Now it is a stunning array of objects from antiquity juxtaposed with paintings and sculptures from a wide range of artists. The cabinet with the ancient Roman statue of Venus together with, for instance, works by Yves Klein and Andy Warhol was particularly playful and interesting. Loved... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We've been a few times and it is a small museum by city standards but huge by small village standards. Very well laid out and presented exhibits, which are a mixture of themes. Professionally done, excellent lighting and information. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Museum was nice enough but we thought they would have more paintings. There were lots of roman statues, armories, egyption collection etc.

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infomusee, Directeur général at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, responded to this review

We sincerely hope that, despite your preconception, you did after all enjoy the selection of classically themed paintings that are exhibited amongst the ancient Egyptian and Graeco-Roman art as well as in the MACM armoury... The artworks by Picasso, Warhol, Chagall, Cézanne, Matisse, Dali, Dufy, Lichtenstein, ManRay, De Chirico, Turchi, Lichtenstein or Toulouse-Lautrec, to name but a few, do create... More 

Half Moon Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Engaging to any and all demographics! This amazingly eclectic collection will appeal to any and all. From beautiful preserved Egyptian sarcophagus to Roman marble sculptures from the 2nd century to modern pieces (Rubens, Rodin, Klein, Warhol, Picasso, Modigliani, Braque and Dali). It was a private collection that was only recently given this lovely and fitting home in an embracing artisan... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Inspiring and innovative juxtaposition of ancient and modern art. Three floors packed with thought-provoking stuff. A must if you're visiting Mougins!

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Thank jilly222222
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This museum is outstanding! Each item is a marvel, but the uniqueness stems from the blending of epoques to subjects within a beautiful, high tech environment designed both to preserve (the items) and inspire (the viewers). The juxtaposition of the ancient with a sprinkling of the modern proved to be extremely informative. Humbling was the pair of gold earrings of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This small museum has a large collection of Roman, Greek and Egyptian artefacts. Together with this, they have juxtaposed twentieth century art by Picasso, ChAgall, Modigliani, Cocteau, Henry Moore... Inspired by classical themes. Try to spot an autographed prop from the Gladiator movie in the armoury section! The leisurely paced visit takes about an hour. Full price ticket is 12... More 

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Mougins, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is an amazing museum, small, ultra modern museum with tactile screens in various languages giving you the whole story of the pieces of history you're looking at, then giving you the oppositions differences. The pieces on show are of extraordinary quality, especially those that really date. The museum also has modern sculptures and paintings famous in the contremporary art... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

It was a fabulous surprise - in the best possible way. I admire people who invest in buying gorgeous art and even more so when they actually share their collection with the rest of the world. As an art fanatic who lives in Paris - I was totally bowled over by this elegant gem of a museum. Will be back... More 

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a superbly designed museum. Packed with interesting artefacts from across many eras of History. Wonderfully presented over four floors with the top floor housing the most amazing collection of helmets and weapons. Main focus is Roman but there is quite a range of other seriously interesting pieces as well. An absolute must visit when in the area. If... More 

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