Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez

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The Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, or MAMC, is an art museum in Saint-Étienne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. It is the second most important museum in France for collections of contemporary art and one of the most important in the world. The director of the museum is the art critic Lóránd Hegyi.
The Musée d'art moderne was originally a section of the Musée d'art et d'industrie, It was inaugurated as a separate museum in 1987. It was inaugurated as a separate museum on 10 December 1987, within a renovated museum complex that also includes the Musée de la mine (Mining Museum) and the Musée d'art et d'industrie (Art and Industry Museum). The museum has about of display space. Ten rooms display samples of the museum's collection and fourteen are used for temporary exhibitions on a given theme or major artist. The museum has a restaurant that is open at midday.
The collection, which was started in 1947, is one of the most important of its type in France. The museum now has more than 19,000 works, mostly from the 20th century but including some ancient art. The collection includes work by Claude Monet, Alberto Magnelli, Salvatore Garau, Pablo Picasso, Victor Brauner and Fernand Léger. It includes iconic pieces and series by artists such as Jean Dubuffet, Pierre Soulages and Raoul Hausmann. It also includes collections such as German art of the 1980s, minimalism, American abstraction, conceptual art and design. Temporary exhibitions have included the works of Gilbert & George, Georg Baselitz, Antony Gormley, Sean Scully and Mario Schifano. The best-known works are not always present, since about 600 works are loaned to other museums around the world each year.
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  • Your experience of this museum is probably going to depend on what is showing. On the day we went even the items from the permanent collection were only on display as part of a temporary exhibition...  more »
  • Easily reached by tramway and housed in a huge black box, the MAMC offers no less than 4 art shows of great quality plus they cleverly rearrange the display of their own collection to complement the....  more »
  • It is really an amazing musée..... I love it so much ❤️❤️
  • I really enjoyed my time at the museum. I think it’s a must if you are in the city. They speak English. For some reason I thought it was going to be larger. But the exhibitions were really cool. I also loved the museum shop and spent a long time looking at all the books and cool stuff that they sell.
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