This private mansion, built in 1694 by the Compagnie du Cap Nègre, was bought in 1709 by the Montgrand families who kept it until 1801. Jules Cantini, an important marble worker who took part in the construction of numerous civil and religious buildings in Marseille under the Second Empire. A great art lover, Jules Cantini donates the building to the City.

With the largest public collection of modern and contemporary art in France after that of the Center Georges Pompidou, the Cantini Museum preserves works by the greatest artists of the first two thirds of the 20th century: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Kandinsky, Bacon...

This private mansion, built in 1694 by the Compagnie du Cap Nègre, was bought in 1709 by the Montgrand families who kept it until 1801. Jules Cantini, an important marble worker who took part in the construction of numerous civil and religious buildings in Marseille under the Second Empire. A great art lover, Jules Cantini donates the building to the City.

With the largest public collection of modern and contemporary art in France after that of the Center Georges Pompidou, the Cantini Museum preserves works by the greatest artists of the first two thirds of the 20th century: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Kandinsky, Bacon...

Programme

La scala ou Les yeux, 1937, huile sur toile, CR224, Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris. © Coll.part., Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbonne / Faujour.
La scala ou Les yeux, 1937, huile sur toile, CR224, Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris. © Coll.part., Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbonne / Faujour.
Intérieur rouge, 1951, huile sur toile, Inv. DG.72, donation Pierre et Kathleen Granville, 1969, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. © Dijon, musée des Beaux-arts / François Jay.
Intérieur rouge, 1951, huile sur toile, Inv. DG.72, donation Pierre et Kathleen Granville, 1969, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. © Dijon, musée des Beaux-arts / François Jay.
Ville au bord de l’eau, 1947, huile sur toile, Inv.DG.71, donation Pierre et Kathleen Granville, 1969, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. © Dijon, musée des Beaux-Arts / Hugo Martens
Ville au bord de l’eau, 1947, huile sur toile, Inv.DG.71, donation Pierre et Kathleen Granville, 1969, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon. © Dijon, musée des Beaux-Arts / Hugo Martens
Marseille Blanc, 1931, huile sur toile, Inv.2020.1.1, acquis avec la participation du Fonds Régional d’Acquisition des Musées Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Musée Cantini, Marseille. © Marseille, musée Cantini / David Giancatarina.
Marseille Blanc, 1931, huile sur toile, Inv.2020.1.1, acquis avec la participation du Fonds Régional d’Acquisition des Musées Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Musée Cantini, Marseille. © Marseille, musée Cantini / David Giancatarina.
Le jeu de cartes, 1937, huile sur toile, CR218, Collection particulière France-Portugal, Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris. © Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbonne / Jean-Louis Josi.
Le jeu de cartes, 1937, huile sur toile, CR218, Collection particulière France-Portugal, Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris. © Courtesy Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, Paris-Lisbonne / Jean-Louis Josi.

Vieira da Silva : L’œil du labyrinthe

As part of the France – Portugual Season, the Musée Cantini, modern art museum of Marseille, and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, in partnership with the Parisian Gallery Jeanne Bucher Jaeger, present a retrospective of the world-renowned Portuguese artist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992).

Curatorship: Guillaume Theulière assisted by Emma Usaï

Access

Musée Cantini
19, rue Grignan
13006 Marseille
+33 (0)4 13 94 83 30
musees.marseille.fr

Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 6pm.

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CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERIES

Double V Gallery : The trendy contemporary art gallery in Marseille. (Marseille)
Galerie Béa-Ba : A hub for contemporary painting. (Marseille)

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Friche La Belle de mai : An arts and culture factory and a living place. (Marseille)
Coco Velten : A place for working and encounters with a collaborative cultural programme. (Marseille)
Fotokino : Exhibitions, screenings, workshops and conferences. (Marseille)

TO DISCOVER

Lucy Luce : the workshop-boutique of a jewelry designer and organic sculptures. (Marseille)
JoggingJogging : concept et fashion store. (Marseille)

BOAT TRIP

Le Don du Vent : Boat rental and private boat services. (Marseille)

PLACES TO STAY

Les Bords de Mer : Mini-refuge, maxi-vue : 19 bedrooms facing the big blue. (Marseille)
Hôtel Le Ryad : Well located at the top of la Canebière in the city center. (Marseille)
La Résidence du Vieux Port : 4-star hotel with a retro decor, inspired by Le Corbusier and Pouillon. (Marseille)
Tuba Club : A restyled former diving club in the Goudes district. 5 bedrooms and a restaurant with a breathtaking view of the Calanques. (Marseille)

PLACES TO EAT

Sépia : Seasonal cooking. Covered terrace and view of the city. (Marseille)
La Parenthèse : Terrace with tapas to share in a quiet alley of La Vieille Chapelle district. (Marseille)
Chez Yassine : Tunisian halal specialties. A must-go of Eastern cuisine in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Yima: A family Eastern canteen in the Noailles district. (Marseille)
Toïa : For the ceviche lovers, a tasty cuisine made with fresh and seasonal products. (Marseille)
La cantine de Lynn : A delicious small restaurant, home cooking and a welcoming atmosphere. (Marseille)

WINE BARS & GROCERY

Les Buvards : An excellent selection of natural wines and healthy products in this natural wine bar pioneer in Marseille. (Marseille)
Épicerie L’Idéal : Fresh goat cheese, Camargue lamb, an excellent selection of products from the Mediterranean Basin to take away and meals to eat in. (Marseille)
Maison Geney : Canteen, delicatessen and tearoom with homemade products, a simple and generous cooking in the Panier district. (Marseille)