Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

Nice, France

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Ukrainian Princess, Elisabeth Vassilievna Kotschoubey. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened on 7 January 1928.

The museum houses a collection of art spanning the past four centuries. There are paintings by Chéret and other artists who lived and worked on the French Riviera such as Gustav-Adolf Mossa, who for many years was curator of the museum. The small museum has sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, François Rude, Michel de Tarnowsky and Auguste Rodin, plus ceramic pieces by Pablo Picasso.

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Founded: 1878
Category: Museums in France

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Christopher Popov (8 months ago)
Pretty small but with some OK pieces
Fiona Falcone (9 months ago)
Quite a random collection of works of fine art. No recognisable order of working through the museum. A couple of rooms were closed when I visited but the ticket booth reduced the price of admission to compensate, which I thought was kind. There's a English print out they will give you if you ask for a guide. Worth it if you have an hour and €10 to spare.
Alexandre Grimaldi (9 months ago)
Very nice classical art. I would particularly recommend discovering or rediscovering Jules Chéret's art, very singular and beautiful.
Farbod Roys (9 months ago)
I went to visit one specific sculpture, but unfortunately it was not in exhibitions. The rest was ok and nice. recommended.
Max Bolsen (11 months ago)
Really not bad. Not bad!
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