The Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille is located around 4 miles south of the city centre. It’s quite close to the Museum of Decorative Arts, so it makes sense to visit both museums on the same day. The 5 Euro entry fee to each museum is waived if you buy a Marseille City Pass.
We didn’t see signs for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille. We only knew that we were close when we spotted a giant thumb sculpture in the roundabout close to the museum.
There’s a smaller gold thumb sculpture inside the museum, to which our son Gary gave the thumbs up.
Initially, I wondered why on earth there was a jacked up sofa. It was only on closer inspection that I noticed the hologram of a face beneath the elevated end of the sofa.
I think that the woman in a swimming costume sculpture should be relocated to the beach in Marseille.
The vulture perched on a post was reflected onto the adjacent wall.
I wasn’t quite sure about the wood installation, which looked a bit like some kind of BMX or skateboard ramp, but I almost tripped over it as a I reversesd to take a photo of the black and white portrait photos.
There was another potential trip hazard for reversing photographers in the form of a metal sculpture lying on the floor.
The silver car was very narrow; it looked as though there was no room for a passenger next to the driver, except if both the driver and passenger were as slim as the skittle person sculpture.
Maybe if you leave a pair of old boots sitting outside for long enough, a tree will take root.
I liked the colours in the penguin picture.
I thought that the metal work on the branch looked some type of torture equipment.
Never mind ten green bottles hanging from the wall, there were tens of orange bottles hanging from the ceiling.
The silver, red and black piece looked as though it would fit perfectly in the foyer on a 1930s cinema.
The Malcolm X portrait was different colours on each side.
Although I enjoyed my visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art, I wouldn’t rate it that highly. I thought that the Museum of Decorative Arts was far superior, so it you’re short of time, or not that interested in visiting many museums, stick to the Museum of Decorative Arts.