CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux

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CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain, opened in 1983 in a 19th-century warehouse, is home to hundreds of works by 140 artists. Look for conceptual artworks and Arte Povera pieces, represented by artists such as Sol LeWitt, Daniel Buren, Viallat Claude, Richard Long, and Mario Merz. Jean-Charles Blais, Tony Oursler, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Spanish figurative artist Miquel Barcelo are also represented. The museum library features audio and video related to contemporary art and architecture. Take a look at our Bordeaux day trip website to schedule your visit to CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • My guide book (Lonely Planet) said this was a must see. I beg to differ. What a waste of time. The gallery is undergoing refurbished and really should be closed. There is a reduced admission fee of 3....  more »
  • Though in a building that could be spectacular - think Punta della Dogana in Venice - the contents weren't great, at least on this visit. The ground floor area showed 'Navigation Charts', one of the....  more »
  • Striking rehab of an old warehouse offers vast open spaces and intimate allées. The excerpts from the permanent collection were varied and interesting. It seems like a vibrant institution. We had a great time.
  • The restored museum building is impressive. The huge basilica-like ground level hall beautifully set with the 'drive-in' presentation. The permanent exhibition on the top floor is interesting and appealing to a non-fan of contemporary art :) The roof top is yet another powerful work of art strongly calling upon on collective memory.

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