Musée LaM

Located in Villeneuve d’Ascq, 20 minutes outside Lille, the LaM – Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut – is widely acclaimed for its prestigious collection of modern art boasting masterpieces by such prominent artists as Georges Braque, André Derain, Henri Laurens, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Kees Van Dongen. The LaM also harbours more than 1,000 contemporary artworks. The artists represented include Art & Language, Lewis Baltz, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Buren, Robert Filliou, Dennis Oppenheim, Mimmo Rotella and Rirkrit Tiravanija.

The LaM, housed in a striking building by Roland Simounet, extended by Manuelle Gautrand, is set within a sculpture park. Take a stroll around and you’ll come across works by Alexander Calder, Richard Deacon, Eugène Dodeigne, Jacques Lipchitz and Pablo Picasso. This impressive and world-unique outdoor exhibition is on a par with the one to be found at the Kröller-Müller Museum, which is one of Europe’s largest.

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