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Musée de Grenoble
Established 1798
Location 5 place Lavalette 38000 Grenoble
Visitor figures 187,715 (2008)
Curator Guy Tosatto
Website official website

Coordinates: 45°11′40″N 5°43′57″E / 45.1945°N 5.7324°E / 45.1945; 5.7324

Founded in 1798 thanks to the drive of Louis-Joseph Jay its first curator, the Musée de Grenoble is now considered as one of the finest in Europe, not only for its collections of ancient art, but also for its collections of twentieth century masterpieces.

It offers an opportunity to trace the history of Western painting from the thirteenth century to the modern day without interruption, offering the choicest works to exemplify each period.

Presented in chronological order, the collections are distributed around the building (designed by the architects Olivier and Antoine Félix-Faure with Philippe Macary, and inaugurated in 1994) in two distinct sections: the first dedicated to the art of the thirteenth century up to the end of the nineteenth, and a second presenting the twenthieth century, from the conquests of modern art up to the most recent formal developments.

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