Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

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Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Discover, at the entrance 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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Sarah H
8 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This museum is amazing! The scope of the collection is astonishing from antiquity to the present day. I loved seeing the art from different ages displayed side by side. I honestly think this is the best museum I have ever been to for quality of artefacts and diversity of the collection. Plus the setting is so intimate. You are so close to the work in a way you would never be at a larger venue where the glass display cases and velvet ropes make the art seem rather arms’ length. Plus the staff are warm and welcoming. I can’t recommend it enough. Go, go, go!
Written 10 April 2022
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E W
London, UK336 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Over 4 floors, this small and creative museum leaves good impression. Not cheap for its size! But living in London we’re spoilt by free museums here, so I speak for myself.
It will be very interesting for those interested in and appreciating ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian history.
The reason why I gave it 4 not 5 stars, because I was excited about seeing works by Chagall et al announced in the museum description.
There were a few works mixed with the ancient finds but mainly: armour, helmets, swards, coins, pottery.
Surprisingly there were some glass items that survived the time with no cracks or defects.
Written 17 February 2020
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Kouta1
Canberra, Australia37 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
While it’s a small local gallery, it was filled with beautiful art and antiquities. Definitely punches above it’s weight!
Written 1 February 2020
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SJReed535
Grasse, France37 contributions
Nov 2019
After having a lovely lunch we walked the town. When we were about to leave we found this jewel of a museum.

A wonderful mix of old with some modern thrown in.

Much more than we expected in a small town!
Written 29 November 2019
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Bugasprängd
Mougins, France128 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
The old town in Mougins is very pitoresque. This Museum is one of the most interesting things. There are also many fantastic restaurants
Written 20 October 2019
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Adam N
9 contributions
Aug 2019
I only wanted to see the temporary Dufy exhibits. They were lovely, but not enough of them. We came here as a detour, just to see the Dufys, and although it's a finely put together museum (with one exquisite Warhol), I wouldn't recommend it as a destination in itself unless you have an interest in Egyptology and war archeology. If you want to make an afternoon of it however, I suspect there are a couple of nice restaurants in this picturesque and upmarket hilltop village, but we didn't have time to linger, and as we live in Italy where there is a plethora of such little medieval towns, Mougins offered nothing we haven't really seen before. Strangers to continental Europe will love it though, so by taking the surrounding town itself into consideration, I'm giving the museum four stars, whereas personally I only found it a three-star experience. Ample free parking nearby though, worth a star in itself.
Written 16 August 2019
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KCC09876
Los Angeles, CA1,568 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Visited during a quick tour of Mougins Village. Nice art and statues, and the displays were very educational. Price was a little steep for what the museum offers, but it was lovely visit.
Written 14 July 2019
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Calpurnia33
Brussels, Belgium170 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is a lovely little museum showing the private collection of a man with eclectic and very good taste. It is essentially classic Roman and Greek, with some modern pieces from Picasso to Tracey Emin. There is a fantastic armoury section. I didn’t think I would be interested but it is fascinating. The collection of helmets is breathtaking. There is also some erotica which is always fun. A gorgeous head of Odysseus. There is a coin section with a very clever magnifying system to see the detail. Really a very pleasant experience. My only quibble is that some of the labels are down and hard to read - especially if you have problems getting down low.
Written 6 July 2019
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LamN
Singapore, Singapore5,276 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Interesting museum founded by an English investment manager, housing a collection of Roman, Greek and Egyptian antiques (including lots of helmets and armour), exhibited alongside
classically inspired paintings, drawings, and sculptures by modern artists (Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Dufy, Cézanne, Rodin, Dalí, Cocteau, Andy Warhol, etc). You should visit if you’re already in Mougins, but otherwise not worth a special trip. Adult entrance fee is a steep 14€.
Written 25 June 2019
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Thank you for taking the time to review the MACM after your visit. Indeed the top floor gallery of this four storey museum does house the largest private collection of Graeco-Roman helmets and armour. We do hope you enjoyed all there is to see on the other three floors. Not only works by the artists you have mentioned which are interspersed with an important collection of sculptures, mosaics and other artefacts from Antiquity, but also the basement gallery which is dedicated to Ancient Egypt and Egyptian-inspired artworks and photographs... Best regards Leisa Paoli Director
Written 26 June 2019
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SydneyKath
Sydney, Australia831 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Aa well as Roman busts and statues and incredible Egyptian artefacts including hieroglyphics there are vases, glassware, jewellery and coins, and an array described as the world's "largest private collection of ancient armour", There are also works by old masters and modern artists, such as Rubens, Degas, Rodin, Braque, Picasso – and on to Mark Quinn, Damien Hirst and Antony Gormley – intended to show the continuity of classical themes into the present. The interesting labels are in French and English.
Written 15 May 2019
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