Photo Tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Marseille

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.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - exterior

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.

giant thumb sculpture near museum of comtemporary art in marseille france

There’s a smaller gold thumb sculpture inside the museum, to which our son Gary gave the thumbs up.

our son gary at the museum of contemporary art marseille

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.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - hologram under sofa

I think that the woman in a swimming costume sculpture should be relocated to the beach in Marseille.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france -sculpture of woman in bathing suit

The vulture perched on a post was reflected onto the adjacent wall.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - reflection of bird sculpture

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.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - photos and wood sculpture

There was another potential trip hazard for reversing photographers in the form of a metal sculpture lying on the floor.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - metal sculpture and photos

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.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - car and skittle man

Maybe if you leave a pair of old boots sitting outside for long enough, a tree will take root.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - branch in boot

I liked the colours in the penguin picture.

Imuseum of contemporary art in marseille france - penguins

I thought that the metal work on the branch looked some type of torture equipment.

museum of contemporary art in marseille france - exhibits

Never mind ten green bottles hanging from the wall, there were tens of orange bottles hanging from the ceiling.

musuem of contemporary art marseille orange bottles

The silver, red and black piece looked as though it would fit perfectly in the foyer on a 1930s cinema.

red and black piece at the museum of contemporary art marseille france

The Malcolm X portrait was different colours on each side.

musuem of contemporary art marseille malcolm x portrait

musuem of contemporary art marseille malcolm xI

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.