The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is a private foundation located near the village of Saint-Paul de Vence, 25 km from Nice entirely conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms. Open all year, the Maeght Foundation welcomes visitors in a unique, architectural complex designed to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms.
Inaugurated on 28 July 1964 by André Malraux, the Foundation was born from the friendship of Aimé Maeght, art dealer and gallery owner in Paris, with the great names of modern art including Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall and Eduardo Chillida.
Painters and sculptors have collaborated with the Catalan architect by creating works integrated into the building and in nature: the Giacometti courtyard, one of the world’s most famous “in-situ” works, the Miró labyrinth filled with sculptures and ceramics, the mural mosaics of Chagall and Tal Coat, Braque's pool and stained glass window, the Bury fountain. The complex blends interior and exterior space with the sculpture garden, courtyards, terraces and patios, showrooms, chapel, library and bookstore.
The Maeght Foundation owns one of the largest collections of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century in Europe and contemporary artists. It organizes thematic exhibitions such as retrospectives or exhibitions of today’s creators.
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