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Muba Eugène Leroy

Reception rooms , Museum (TOURCOING)

  • Inspected and accredited by the French museum department (Service des Musées de France)


Spoken languages : anglais


In 1931, the fine art museum was set up in a splendid 1866 Roussel-Defontaine town house, a fine example of the architecture in fashion under Napoleon III. In 2009, the museum received a generous donation of 600 works by local artist Eugene Leroy. In gratitude for this, it took on a new name: the MUba Eugène Leroy museum. The collections are presented juxtaposing classical art, modern and contemporary art. Paintings, drawings and sculptures come together on a themed tour, where you'll find Louis-Léopold Boilly, Rembrandt or Théodore Rombouts coming face to face with contemporary artists such as Felten-Massinger, Antoine Petitprez, Philippe Cazal, or even sitting side-by-side with 20th-century figureheads like Martin Barré and Jean Fautrier. The permanent collections occupy half the exhibition space. The way in which they are presented is regularly adapted to harmonize with the large temporary exhibitions held two or three times a year.

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