Though fairly new--it opened in 2007--Museum of Modern Art Algiers boasts a fine collection of art from both local and international artists. Numerous paintings and sculptures enrich the already remarkable, all-white, interior of the museum. Spanning several levels, the building represents a booming hub for artists and art lovers. Check the website for the latest temporary exhibits. Using our world travel planner, Algiers attractions like Museum of Modern Art Algiers can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Situé au cœur d'Alger,Construit entre 1901 et 1909 ancienne galeries ( grand magasin dévolu aux produits de consommation haut de gamme) pendant la colonisation française et après l’indépendance. Resta... more »Located in the heart of Algiers, Built between 1901 and 1909 former galleries (department store dedicated to high-end consumer products) during the French colonization and after independence. Restored in 1988, it was inaugurated in 2007 by Mrs Khalida TOUMI, Minister of Culture as a museum.
I was disappointed to go to the museum this morning (Aug 9, 2017) only to discover it's closed to install the next exhibit. Not sure when it will reopen. The architecture of the building is still wort... more »
The Museum of Modern Art of Algiers (MaMa) is an art museum in Algiers. It was inaugurated in 2007. The building, built between 1901 and 1909, was first used as a department store, the Galeries de France. Its architecture is neo-moorish. It was rehabilitated to host the museum on five levels. The MaMa was opened at the occasion of the operation "Algiers, capital of the Arabic culture 2007". It was supported by the ministry of Culture, Khalida Toumi. The museum is located at the number 25 of the street Larbi Ben M'hidi (formerly rue d'Isly). The current curator is Mohamed Djehiche, an art historian.
it was a calm place to go away from the noise of the city
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