CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, formerly the Centre d'arts plastiques contemporains (CAPC), is a museum of modern art established in 1973 in Bordeaux, France.
The museum is housed in the Entrepôt Lainé, a former warehouse for colonial goods (sugar, coffee, cocoa, cotton, spices and oils) which were then re-exported to northern Europe by Bordeaux merchants. The warehouse was built in 1824 by the architect Claude Deschamps, known for the construction of the Pont de pierre of Bordeaux. It is built of brick, stone and wood in a style inspired by italian architecture. There are two grand naves that are reminiscent of the Roman basilicas and that are used to present temporary exhibitions. The building was restored by the architects Denis Valode and Jean Pistre in the 1980s, the second project that this architectural team had undertaken. Their treatment was unusual for the time, emphasizing shadows and depth.
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Stephane Vayron | Apr 26, 2018
Unique experience of modern art in classic warehouse location. Great restaurant on the roof
Jade Tong | Apr 12, 2018
I'm a fan of contemporary art, and I definitely loved this museum! We took our time wandering through and spent more time here than we thought we would. I found the pieces to be very relevant to current cultural and political events, and enjoyed the creative commentary. This was one of my favorite places in Bordeaux. The rooftop cafe was very quiet and European/modern elegance. We enjoyed an espresso at the top (2 euro) and wished we had the time to enjoy a lunch on the rooftop benches outside the cafe. We really envied the people (art students??) who lounged on the chaises with their cigarettes and packed lunches!
Andrew Daniel | Apr 12, 2018
The building is a very interesting place, it cost €5pp to enter amd there were several exhibitions to view. There is a cafe on the roof to enjoy fine food and wine. The art itself was interesting, but obviously subjective.
John Griffiths | Apr 24, 2018
Amazing exhibition space with interesting temporary and permanent exhibits. Don't miss the two Richard Long sculptures on the roof.
Claire Farley | Mar 25, 2018
Magnificent old building that offers an outstanding exhibition space, but rooms and exhibits are not numbered so you don’t know what you are looking at. Very poorly presented. Disappointing.
Chris Ross | Jul 3, 2018
It's good with varying exhibits. The building itself is worth seeing. Enjoyed the Chinese architecture exhibit.
A.J. R. | Aug 11, 2018
Former Bordeaux warehouse, which has been converted into a modern art museum. Very spacious location, multiple exhibitions, including space for children to play and explore. Interesting Restaurant on upper floor with access to a beautiful roof garden.
Stephen Faul | Jul 30, 2018
Interesting building. Lovely café on roof. Very interesting Chinese architecture exhibition when we were there. Not to much else on in there though.
Lauren Pinkston | Aug 6, 2018
Very strange. Maybe you’ll like it if you enjoy watching a woman rub a garlic clove all over her naked body while surrounded by knives and tomatoes, because that is the kind of thing you will see.
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