Modern art and its various currents, in a fine antique building.
The best of modern art.
Housed in an 18th-century manse on the Rue Grignan, donated to the city by the art patron Jules Cantini back in 1888, and renovated in 2013 on the occasion of Marseille holding the title of European Capital of Culture, the Cantini Museum holds on of the best collections of French art anywhere from the period between 1900 and 1960. The best of the artistic ferment of the modern era is seen in these halls, which cover cubism, dadaism, expressionism, and various later isms. You'll be immersed in the stars of the modern art universe, including Picasso, Kandinsky, Ernst, Hopper, and many others. In addition, as of the 1960s and especially in recent years, the museum has been building its collection of contemporary photography.