The Musée Cantini Marseille is a fascinating modern art museum and one of the top places to go for anyone who wants to enjoy a little art appreciation. Open to the public since 1936, the museum is known for its significant collection of modern art from the first half of the 20th century.

Housed in a 17th-century palace bequeathed to the City of Marseille by French painter Jules Cantini, the museum also has an extensive photography collection and hosts temporary exhibitions of note. Recent shows include 'Here - There Gérard Traquandi and Jawlensky: La Promesse Du Visage (The Face of Promise)'.

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Musée Cantini Marseille highlights

Visitors to the Musée Cantini Marseille will encounter impressive artwork from world-class artists. The permanent collection spans different styles, from fauvist to surrealism and post-World War II works, and holds masterpieces from artists like Henri Laurens, Wassily Kandinsky, Max Ernst, Jean Arp, Paul Signac, Pablo Picasso and Francis Bacon.

The Musée Cantini Marseille enjoys the distinction of having one of the largest collections of art created during the first half of the 20th century, and along with paintings, you can also see masterpieces of sculpture, collage and ceramics on display.

Good to know when visiting Musée Cantini Marseille

While the Musée Cantini Marseille is known primarily for its modern art collection, in recent years, the museum has also added contemporary pieces to its collection. The cultural organisation is a must-visit for art lovers while in Marseille. Admission for children up to age 17 is free, but you could also get a discount for college students.

After exploring the Musée Cantini Marseille, which is located in the 6th arrondissement of the city, you can find plenty to do nearby. You can enjoy a meal at one of the delicious local restaurants within walking distance, such as Moune, Dwish Marseille, and LE MUST.

Musée Cantini

Locatie: 19 Rue Grignan, 13006 Marseille, France

Openingstijden: Tuesday–Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

Telefoonnummer: +33 (0)4 12 94 83 30