- Visit one of France's most fascinating and architecturally impressive museums
- Browse thousands of incredible artifacts from around the Mediterranean, across dozens of permanent collections
- Access to the temporary exhibitions is also included in this ticket
Connectivities tells the story of the great Mediterranean port cities of the 16th and 17th centuries. Istanbul, Algiers, Venice, Genoa, Seville, and Lisbon were the strategic sites of power and trade in the Mediterranean that saw the birth of the modern era. Inviting visitors on a voyage back in time, this exhibition draws parallels between the restructuring of power around trade and expanding cities back then with the modern trends of globalization and hyper-connectivity.
A barbarian in Europe is a celebration of Jean Dubuffet's artistic rebellion against mainstream high-brow art's traditional standards of beauty.
Dubuffet is accredited with coining the term 'Art Brut', to capture the essence of outsider art which is untethered to institutional beauty. It's an art approach to the automatic writing of the Surrealists. The Frenchman advocated the beauty of "...a crack in the ground, sparkling gravel, a tuft of grass, or some crushed debris..." over a 40-year career that only began in earnest when he was 41.
The exhibition confronts visitors with 290 surreal art brut pieces from various French and other European collections. See a display of almost grotesque art objects dedicated to the ‘art of the mentally ill’, as well as items and documents resulting from Dubuffet's field surveys, where he visited many ethnographic and folk-art museums.
You could go to Mucem in Marseilles twice and have two entirely different experiences. The stunning museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is home to one of the most extensive collections of Mediterranean art and culture anywhere in the world. See early illustrations, photographs, paintings, sculptures, audio recordings and even exhibitions on early European sorcery and witchcraft.
You know you're in for a museum experience like no other when you arrive at Mucem. Marseilles' newest museum dedicated to preserving and studying Mediterranean art and culture is an architectural wonder in and of itself.
After marveling at the building's striking facade, make your way inside and let your curiosity loose upon a seemingly endless collection of treasures and cultural oddities from the Mediterranean.
Browse thousands of rare artifacts across exhibition spaces that document the cross-pollinating and ever-evolving cultures of Mediterranean Europe, from antiquity up to the present day.
- Fast-track entrance to Mucem, all exhibition spaces, and the exterior spaces and garden
- Access to Fort Saint-Jean
- Audio guide (available for an additional fee at the ticketing counter, ID must be presented as a deposit): English, French, German, Spanish and Italian for permanent exhibitions, English and French for temporary exhibitions
- Guided tour (available for an additional fee for the indoor and outdoor areas; usually takes place at 14:30)
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.