The MACM has now closed and announces exciting new artistic direction in 2024

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The Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins to become

Christian Levett, the founder & owner of the Mougins Museum of Classical Art, is to give the museum a complete facelift, closing it as a classical art museum on 31st August 2023, & reopening in 2024 as the first major museum in Europe dedicated entirely to women artists.

Over the last 28 years since Levett started collecting, his interests have interchanged cross-category, & he has put together some of the world’s most impressive modern & contemporary collections in several different fields with a particular interest in female artists. 
The new museum will showcase works by artists from The Levett Collection. Artists such as Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Grace Hartigan, Elaine de Kooning, Louise Bourgeois, Tracey Emin, Sarah Lucas, Howardina Pindell, Joan Semmel, Nancy Graves, Cecily Brown, Carrie Mae Weems, Barbara Hepworth, Marlene Dumas, Alma Thomas, Leonor Fini, Franciszka Themerson, Sahara Longe, Elizabeth Columba will be exhibited, as well as many more.

Visitors have until 31st August to enjoy the MACM as the Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins, before it closes for refurbishment, ready to re-open in summer 2024 as

“Creating this museum & sharing it with the public has been an incredibly exciting experience for me as a collector,” Christian Levett said. “I want to thank the Friends of the MACM, the people of Mougins, our dedicated staff, & all of our visitors for making this such a success. I have been a passionate collector for over a quarter century now, & as my collecting & art research interests matured over the years, I believe that it is now time for the museum to evolve as well. I cannot wait to reopen the new museum, FAMM, which I am certain will quickly become a vibrant destination for connoisseurs, collectors, & art lovers in the South of France & globally.”

The Mougins Museum has been open daily to the public for the past 12 years, & up to now has showcased Levett’s visionary curation juxtaposing ancient art from Egypt, Greece & Rome with classically inspired artworks from neoclassical, modern & contemporary periods. The museum immediately gained international recognition when it was awarded the Apollo Magazine ‘New Museum of the Year Award’ in 2011. Two years later, it was the only French museum to be nominated in the European Museum of the Year Awards in 2013. It has received a number of French cultural awards, as well as Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence each year since it opened. Towards a quarter of a million visitors have enjoyed visiting the collection.

View the press release HERE