Open since 1982, Troyes Museum of Modern Art is one of the most extensive provincial museums of modern art in France.
Based in the former episcopal palace, this is a collectors' museum made up of private donations, the very first of which came from the textile industrialists Pierre and Denise Lévy. Around 2,000 artworks, paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramics offer a complete panorama of Art from the second half of the 19th century to the 1960s, as well as a collection of primitive art objects from Africa and Oceania.
Exhibits of note include many works by Derain (around 80 paintings), as well as Courbet, Bonnard, Braque, Vlaminck, Soutine, Modigliani, etc.
The sculptures include Picasso's "Jester", bronzes by Derain, and works by Maillol, Degas and Zadkine. As well as the African and Oceanian Art section, Troyes Museum of Modern Art has over 140 pieces from the Marinot glassworks that are typical of the Art Deco style.