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Musee d'Art Moderne

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Address: 1 allee du Musee, 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille, France
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Just 20 minutes away from the city centre of Lille, experience one of the...

Just 20 minutes away from the city centre of Lille, experience one of the largest museums in northern EuropeLocated in the heart of a leafy sculpture park, the LaM holds over 4 500 exceptional works of art from the 20th and 21st centuries, in addition to many temporary exhibitions.From room to room, the museum offers its visitorsan unprecedented itinerary from modern art throughto contemporary art, via the biggest collection of art brut in France.Take time out to enjoy the serenity of the site, and let yourself be surprised by the works of Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Paul Klee, Aloïse Corbaz, Augustin Lesage, Richard Deacon, Barry Flanagan...

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Interesting - not outstanding

We started the day in Lille with a visit of this museum. Collections of modern & contemporary art are OK, but not outstanding. The plus comes from the collections of Art Brut... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started the day in Lille with a visit of this museum. Collections of modern & contemporary art are OK, but not outstanding. The plus comes from the collections of Art Brut: you can see what "people with disturbed minds" can realize

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The temporary exhibition was closed (they were preparing a new one). The permanent collection seems to havent changed for the last 30 years. It could use some refurbishment. Some new layer of paint on the walls. Those tiles on the floor give you the feeling that you are in a swimming pool

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Much is made of the Musee d'Art Moderne having one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe. Outside, in grounds that are freely accessible, there are a small number of sculptures, including one notable example by Picasso. Inside, you can either pay to see just the permanent collections, or for a few euros more, to see a temporary... More 

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Hastings UK
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I went on my own midweek in October and was the only visitor until joined by one couple. The collections are certainly good enough to make a visit worthwhile, even though the Modiglianis and Van Dongens were on loan elsewhere. By way of compensation there was a special exhibition of work by the living Belgian Artist Luc Tymans. Not many... More 

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Brussels Belgium
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

There's a reasonable selection of modern art including a couple of picasso's. I liked the sculptures outside but didn't enjoy the art brut section. Toilets were really good :-)

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We’re not a big fan of modern arts but drove by Lille on our way to Bruges. It made a nice stop-over. There are about a dozen big sculptures outdoor, including a piece by Picasso. You can stroll around the nice area for free. Even non-enthusiasts like us enjoyed a brief stop there.

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spalding, UK
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We came here with our children, 5 & 8. We was followed the whole time by security and made to feel extremely unwelcome. Maybe they could have a children's activity to do whilst going round or maybe they just don't embrace families. It is such a shame as it is a great gallery but we will stick to the Tate... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

We went for the Modigliani exhibition in June. The queuing and ticketing system was bizarrely confusing and incomprehensible. Once in, the exhibition was far too crowded to the point where it was difficult to view without people getting in the way. The permanent displays were by contrast quiet and interesting. Getting there by public transport is not straightforward especially when... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went to see the Modigliani exhibit, which was nice. We had bought tickets online for a certain time slot and had expected the number of people inside to be limited by the space available. No such thing. In fact there was a crowd of people waiting outside (in the rain) without tickets, and it was so crowded inside that... More 

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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visited the Modigliani exhibition whilst in Lille. Not a huge fan of Modigliani but appreciated the curation of the displays, the opportunity to see his work 'in the flesh'. Aso enjoyed looking at the other areas of the gallery. The sculptures in the grounds include a Picasso. Certainly an interesting and attractive place.

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