The Maeght Fondation art museum is a world-class art museum – where you can experience Miró, Chagall, Tal Coat and many more artists
The Maeght Fondation art museum has one of Europe’s largest collections of paintings, sculptures and modern art with over 13,000 artifacts.
Modern art in all its forms is displayed here. Painters and sculptors collaborated with the Catalan architect in creating works directly integrated into the building and the nature around it.
The Giacometti inspired courtyard, the Miro maze with sculptures and ceramics, murals and mosaics by Chagall and Pierre Tal Coat, the basin and George Braque’s stained glass window in the chapel, Pol Burys fountain.
Fondation Maeght combines indoor and outdoor spaces with a sculpture garden, courtyards, terraces, exhibition rooms, chapel, library and bookstore and a cozy café.
Maeght Fondation is created by visionary art lovers
The museum was created by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght in 1964. They were very visionary and art dealers who, among other things, were friends with a number of the most significant artists of the 20th century; Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Marc Chagall and others.
Their inspiration they got, among other things, from their travels to the United States in the 50s and not least by The Guggenheim Foundation.
Fondation Maeght is a private institution and thus does not receive funding from the public sector. It operates solely on the basis of entrance fees and donations from private individuals.
End the visit with café Fondation
Fondation Maeght is a “must see” and it is recommended to end the visit with a small meal in the cozy café Fondation, which is located right at the end, overlooking the impressive garden.
Gallery from Fondation Maeght: