From Cézanne to Giacometti

These rooms explore 20th century art through works by its greatest artists, acquired as part of the Meyer donation.

Fernand Léger - The Red Pot
Fernand Léger (1881-1955), The Red Pot, 1926 (oil on canvas, 65 x 92 cm) – Paris, musée d'Orsay, on long-term loan to the musée Granet-Aix-en-Provence, Philippe Meyer donation, 2000 © RMN-Grand Palais, photo by M. Rabeau / ADAGP, Paris 2015

From Cézanne to Giacometti” is among the museum’s most prestigious collections. This group of works was acquired in the second half of the 20th century by collector Philippe Meyer, who bequeathed them to the French State. Apart from works by Chardin and Guardi, and a single work by Cézanne, the part of this collection loaned to the musée Granet is composed entirely of works by the masters of 20th century European modern art.

“From Cézanne to Giacometti” is among the museum’s most prestigious collections.

The collection includes a remarkable set of nineteen works by Alberto Giacometti (paintings, sculptures and drawings), produced between 1940 and 1969, as well as works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Balthus, Giorgio Morandi, Bram van Velde, Nicolas de Staël, and Tal Coat, a native of Brittany who adopted Provençal as his home and followed in the footsteps of Cézanne in Aix, setting up his studio in Château-Noir.

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday- Outside summer exhibition, midday to 6pm.- During summer exhibition, 10am to 7pm.Closed MondaysAnnual closing 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

First Sunday of the month (excluding July to October), admission is free.



outside summer exhibition

  • Full admission: €5,5
  • Reduced admission: €4,5

during summer exhibition (9 june-23 september 2018)

  • Full admission: €10
  • Reduced admission: €8

Free: under 18s, students under 26