Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM)

Located in a former wine warehouse refurbished by architect Patrick Bouchain, the Musée international des arts modestes (MIAM) was founded in 2000 by Hervé Di Rosa and Bernard Belluc. Aiming at dissolving the boundaries between high and popular culture, it showcases unprecedented, little-institutionalised, and cross-disciplinary artistic correspondences.

Vue de la façade du MIAM (Musée international des Arts Modestes). Photo : Pierre Schwartz
Vue de la façade du MIAM (Musée international des Arts Modestes). Photo : Pierre Schwartz
Bernard Belluc, Vitrines, 2000, Vue d'ensemble, Collection Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète. Photo : Pierre Schwartz
Bernard Belluc, Vitrines, 2000, Vue d'ensemble, Collection Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète. Photo : Pierre Schwartz
Hervé Di Rosa, SURMIAM, 2020, Sculpture-vitrine, Collection Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète. Œuvres présentées dans le SURMIAM : Archives des collections personnelles d’Anne-Françoise Rouche et de La « S » Grand Atelier, Vielsalm, Belgique. Photo : Pierre Schwartz
Hervé Di Rosa, SURMIAM, 2020, Sculpture-vitrine, Collection Musée International des Arts Modestes, Sète. Œuvres présentées dans le SURMIAM : Archives des collections personnelles d’Anne-Françoise Rouche et de La « S » Grand Atelier, Vielsalm, Belgique. Photo : Pierre Schwartz

Located in a former wine warehouse refurbished by architect Patrick Bouchain, the Musée international des arts modestes (MIAM) was founded in 2000 by Hervé Di Rosa and Bernard Belluc. Aiming at dissolving the boundaries between high and popular culture, it showcases unprecedented, little-institutionalised, and cross-disciplinary artistic correspondences.

Programme

Nicolas Clément, Série Barbara dans les bois, 2014, Courtesy La S “Grand Atelier”, Vielsalm
Nicolas Clément, Série Barbara dans les bois, 2014, Courtesy La S “Grand Atelier”, Vielsalm

Fictions Modestes & Réalités Augmentées

This exhibition relates the artistic and human adventure of the arts centre the “S” Grand Atelier, on the edge of the Belgian Ardennes, where creators with a mental disability work with art professionals and artists in residence.

Curators: Anne-Françoise Rouche & Noëlig Le Roux

Access

Musée International des Arts Modestes (MIAM)
23, quai Maréchal-de-Lattre-de-Tassigny
34200 Sète
+33 (0)4 99 04 76 44
miam.org

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am – 6pm.

Locate other art venues in the vicinity on the map.

Discover our address book

CULTURE & HERITAGE

Musée Paul-Valéry
Miam : Musée International des Arts Modestes
MACO, le Musée à Ciel Ouvert : art walks through the city, marked by street art works.
MID, Maison de l’Image Documentaire

WALKS

• Le Mont Saint-Clair : an outstanding panoramic view of the Mediterranean and the Bassin de Thau.
La Pointe Courte : typical alleys convey the Sète’s culture.
The marine cemetery

FESTIVALS

Fiest’A Sète (late July, early August)
Worldwide festival (early July)
K-Live festival (early June)
La fête de la Saint-Louis (end of August)

PLACES TO STAY

L’Orque Bleue Hotel : boutique hotel on the banks of the Royal Canal in the heart of Sète.

PLACES TO EAT

Le Paris-Méditerranée : a gourmet and inventive cuisine, evenings only.
Midi Là-Haut : restaurant and café of the Museum Paul Valéry with sea view.
Chez Lanchois : delicious fusion cuisine in a wonderful setting (access through an industrial area).
Là-Haut : a snack where we reportedly eat the best tiellas.
Chez Nossa : deluxe pizzas and natural wines.
Chez Alphonse et Fils : enjoy the black sesame ice cream and the view…