Marseille Contemporary Art Museum (MAC)
Marseille's Contemporary Art Museum (MAC), which is a direct translation of the French Musée d'Art Contemporain, is a bit out of the way in Marseille's 8th arrondissement, but that's no reason to leave it out of a city itinerary. The museum is more relevant to the world of contemporary art than ever before, especially with the recent Year of Culture hosted by Marseille.
The permanent collection features works from the mid-20th century to the present, while the ever-changing temporary exhibitions highlight the work of new and emerging artists from around the world. However, there is a focus on French artists, which gives foreign visitors an excellent overview of the country’s current arts scene. In addition, the complex that houses MAC also hosts concerts, conferences, panel discussions and many other events.