Collioure cited painters has seen many great artists who have shaped the history of this city that is at the origin of fauvism , Henri Matisse, Andre Derain, Louis Valtat, Etienne Terrus ...
Thus, the Museum of Modern Art
is in the continuity of this story. It was created in 1934 on the initiative of Jean Peske
(Russian painter) thanks to donations of artists of the time. You can find in this museum works by modern and contemporary artists, including Henri Matisse, Claude Viallat, Henry Martin, Jean Louis Vila or Jean Capdeville. The history of this museum ...
Jean Peské (1870 - 1949), a Russian painter in love with the city of Collioure and in particular his small port, decided in the 1930s to open a museum. If he initiated the opening of the museum, he did not work alone, his artist friends, among others, Valtat, Espagnat
and Brayer gave him gifts of their works.
At the death of Jean Peske, the association of friends of the museum is naturally created to continue the work of Peske. The association succeeded then that the town hall recovers the management of this museum, and the museum then becomes municipal in the 80s.
Schedules and Prices
From 10H to 12H and from 14H to 18H
Closed on Tuesdays from October to May
Annual closing days:
January 1st-May 1st - November 1st - December 25th and January 7th to February 3rd
Rates: Full price: 3 € - Reduced price: 2 €
Free up to 12 years
Henri Vergé-Sarrat & Rolande Déchorain
Collioure 1930 - 1940 - Donation Valia Boulay
from June 2, 2018 to January 6, 2019
The exhibition is extended until January 6, 2019.
The Museum of Modern Art is now in the home of former Senator Pams, the Pams House
. It remains active since it proposes each year temporary exhibitions of which a very popular summer.