Visit Glasgow’s Burrell Collection on Display the Musée Cantini, Marseille
Contributor blog post by Aixcentric:
The Musée Cantini has recently re-opened and is hosting an exhibition of paintings from Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, itself now closed for renovation.
Sir William Burrell, a member of a wealthy Scottish ship-building family, was an avid collector of art, and amassed 9000 items which he donated to the city of Glasgow back in 1944. He was drawn to French realism and impressionism and it is 50 of these paintings and drawings which are being shown in Marseille.
…Continue reading here for Lynne’s comments on her visit to Musée Cantini and thoughts on this special exhibition. Burrell’s collection includes works by Courbet, Degas, and Cézanne. The show runs until September 24, 2018.
Musee Cantini (website)
19 rue Grignan, Marseille
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-19h
Tel: +33 (0)4 91 54 77 75
If you have the My Pass Provence card, the second person will get in for free
Audioguides are available
Originally constructed in 1694 as a private mansion (hôtel particulier) for la Compagnie du Cap Nègre the building passed through several owners before Jules Cantini purchased the building in the mid 19th century. Cantini was a marble importer and thus involved in the construction of many religious, and other, sites in Marseille. He was also a lover of the arts. He donated the house to the city in 1916. The Musée Cantini has a permanent collection of “modern” artworks from the 20th century (1900 to 1960).