The spearhead of Art Nouveau in France, the aim of the Nancy School (École de Nancy) back in 1901 was to promote Lorraine and its artistic crafts, crystal work, ceramics, glass, artistic bronze work, earthenware, cabinet-making, leather, textiles, etc., while incorporating many trades ranging from architecture to decorative arts and furnishing.
The museum dedicated to it, located a few metres from the Sainte-Marie park at the heart of Lorraine's capital, in the former estate of the Nancy School's biggest patron and collector, Eugène Corbin, offers a true retrospective of the Nancy School. It provides an immersion in the work of its greatest artists, from Gallé and Vallin to Majorelle, Daum, Gruber and many more, who drew inspiration from observing and reproducing elements of nature.
It's worth bearing in mind that Art Nouveau is everywhere in Nancy. If you like this art movement, don't miss some other masterpieces: the Saurupt quarter, the Villa Majorelle, the Daum collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, the L'Excelsior brasserie and the old seed store on Rue Saint-Jean.
|Opening times||Monday: Fermé • Tuesday: Fermé • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Friday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Address||38 Rue Sergent Blandan, Nancy|
|Telephone||+33 3 83 40 14 86|