Situated on the prominent Promenade des Anglais, the white marble and glass Museum of Asian Arts is a piece of art on its own. While containing rare examples of ancient artifacts, the building exudes the contemporary spirit of Asian design. It is a geometric structure with a large spherical building sitting on top of rectangular one. This, according to the famous Japanese architect, Kenzo Tange, represents the balance between sky (circle) and earth (square). Inside, the designer François Deslaugiers, continues the themes of balance and harmony. He strives to combine the right space to house exhibits centuries old while displaying modern examples of Asian art.
The Museum of Asian Arts opened in 1998. It hosts permanent and temporary exhibits on works from China, Japan, India and South East Asia. There are precious stones, metals, traditional costumes, sandstone sculptures and examples of decorative and practical art work. Afterwards, wander around the grounds. There is a small artificial lake where you can watch the ducks and swans swim.
Address: 405 Promenade des Anglais, 06200 Nice, France
Open hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Tuesday closed
Phone: +33 4 92 29 37 00
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