Musée de Grenoble

The Musée de Grenoble is a museum of fine art and antiques art in Grenoble. Located Place Lavalette, it is part of the great museums of Europe both for its prestigious collections of ancient art and its collections of modern and contemporary art. It was also innovator with modern and contemporary art in the world before the Museum of Modern Art opens in New York in 1929.

The former Musée-Bibliothèque de Grenoble is a cultural building located of the nineteenth century Place de Verdun, he received until 1994 the collections of the Musée de Grenoble before the new museum was built on the banks of the Isere. Too narrow, the idea of ??building a new museum to house and showcase the collections dates back to 1850. However, it is now used as a place for temporary exhibitions.

The new museum, which has a large architectural dimension is a monument housing a impressive collection. The Musée de Grenoble has about 6,500 square meters of exhibition of works of art now known Worldwide from painters such as Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Modigliani. The Musée de Grenoble also keeps objects and relics of the history of Western art from antiquity until nowadays. Indeed, a large section of the museum is devoted to Egyptian antiquities.

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