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Art History in the South of France

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Provence and the Côte d’Azur, home to so many legendary artists and painters, makes AIFS in Cannes the perfect location for a Customized, Faculty-Led program focusing on Art History.

There are over 50 museums and galleries to choose from but today we’re highlighting a few:

Within easy reach of Cannes:
  • Musée Picasso. Located in the small coastal city of Antibes, 11 kms from Cannes.  The building dates from the late 14th century and is also known as the Chateau Grimaldi. It was used as a creative space for Picasso in 1946. Today’s museum holds over 250 works by Picasso, including sculpture, paintings and ceramics.  Its most notable works are La Chèvre, a sculpture, and the painting La Joie de vivre.
  • Fondation Maeght. Located in St-Paul-de-Vence, 28 kms from Cannes. Considered one of Europe’s greatest modern art museums, this foundation is extraordinary for its setting as well as the art, including Bonnard, Braque, Soulages, Chagall, Kandinsky, and more.
  • Musée Matisse. Located in Nice, 33 kms from Cannes. The museum is housed in a 17th century villa and is dedicated to the works of the artist. Also included are objects in Matisse’s possession that inspired his work.
  • Musée National Marc Chagall. Located in Nice, 33 kms from Cannes.  This museum was opened by the artist himself and contains over 800 works include the Message Biblique series.
  •  Musée des Beaux-Arts. Located in Nice, 33 kms from Cannes. The museum is former home of a Ukrainian princess and includes works by Sisley, Braque, Degas, and Monet, plus Picasso ceramics as well as sculpture by Rude, Rodin, and J. B. Carpeaux.
  • Musée Masséna. Also in Nice, this museum showcases the art and history of the riviera from the attachment of Nice to France through to the end of the Belle Epoque. Prized articles on display include Napoleon’s death mask.
The Musée Picasso occupies an old castle and dominated the Antibes skyline.

A little further afield:

  • Musée de L’Annonciade. Located in St-Tropez, 74 kms from Cannes. Housed in a 16th-century chapel, the museum has a collection by 20th-century greats such as Bonnard, Dufy, Seurat, Utrillo, Vuillard, and Matisse
  • Musée Fabre. Located in Montpellier, 300 kms from Cannes. The museum was built around the private collection of the painter François-Xavier Fabre and contains Flemish, French, and Italian works from the 15th to the 20th centuries, including works by Poussin, Vernet, Bernini, Cabanel, Rubens, Courbet, and Dufy.
The Musée Masséna stands proud in Nice.

Bring Art History to life for your students on an AIFS Customized, Faculty-Led program in Cannes, using the city and region as your classroom. Programs are tailor-made to meet your academic outcomes and student needs. Components can include housing, academic field trips and cultural activities, classroom facilities, French language course taught by local adjunct, transportation and/or faculty costs.


For more information on AIFS Customized, Faculty-Led programs, visit our website at www.aifscustomized.com or email us at customizedfacultyled@aifs.com

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