69, avenue d'Haifa
Phone: +33 (0) 4 91 25 01 07
Fax: +33 (0) 4 91 72 17 27

Musée D'Art Contemporain De Marseille

The MAC opened in 1994, in a 1970s building donated to the town of Marseille by Doctor Rau.
The contemporary art collection brings together work from the 1960s to the present, offering a broad view of current practices. The collection is composed of deposits from the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, the FRAC Provence Alpes Cotes-d’Azur and the Caisse des Dépots et Consignations, as well as donations from collectors, private galleries and artists. Thus, forty major works enriched the collection in 1997 thanks to a deposit from the Reinhard Onnasch Collection in Berlin.
Throughout the year, the MAC presents temporary exhibitions alongside various hangings of its collection.

As well as the 2500m2 dedicated to exhibitions, the MAC houses the Centre de Documentation Ernst Goldschmidt, open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 11am to 7pm. This documentation centre brings together 25 000 contemporary art publications and catalogues.
The onsite ciné-mac offers conferences, concerts, performances and projections.

Permanent Collection

The collection brings together an ensemble of important pieces, representing the artistic tendencies of the second half of the twentieth century. Over 600 works in painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation are presented, spanning New Realism, Fluxus, Narrative Figuration, Arte Povera and Support-Surfaces, and artists Raymond Hains, Francois Dufrene, Jacques de la Villeglé, César, Ben, Tinguely, Richard Baquié, Basquiat, Orozco, Dieder Roth, Rodney Graham, Bernard Bazile, Franz West, Carsten Holler, Jimmie Durham, Ann Veronica Janssen, Marijke van Warmedam, Georges Autard, Judith Bartholani, Toni Grand, Anita Molinerao, Michele Sylvander and Gérard Traquandi.


The MAC has developed a dynamic exhibition policy since its opening, examining current artistic practices and revisiting historic perspective. Previous monographic exhibitions include Ben, Gordon Matta-Clark, Rosemarie Trockel, Dieter Roth, Franz West and Rodney Graham.
The museum organises three exhibitions each year.


€ 3 / € 1.5 concessions
Free for jobseekers, senior citizens and art students

Opening hours

Open every day except Monday, from 10am to 5pm

Getting there

Metro line 2 and bus number 23 or 45

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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