Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes

The Museum of Modern Art in Troyes is located in the former palace of the bishops since its inauguration in 1982 by Francois Mitterand. The museum houses a collection of nearly 2,000 works of art acquired as a result of significant donations from Denise and Pierre Lévy, which corresponds to one of the largest donations received by the National Museums. The Museum of Modern Art is the largest museum in the city of Troyes. The collection includes works representing the major artistic movements of the early nineteenth century to the end of the first half of the twentieth century with a predilection for both movements: Fauve and expressionism.

The Museum of Modern Art in Troyes houses paintings of renowned artists like Modigliani, Matisse, Vlaminck, Picasso, Courbet and offers a wide panorama of painting in this period. The museum also houses drawings, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics and furthermore glass from the famous glass artist from Troyes: Maurice Marinot. Some works of primitive art, mostly in Africa and Oceania, which belonged to artists like Derain, are also exhibited to visitors. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum offers regular exhibitions, lecture series on the history of modern art in relation with the artists exposed.

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