The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation, known as the “Fondation Maeght”, is the first private foundation dedicated to art in France. It is a foundation of modern and contemporary art, it is located near the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 25 km from Nice.
The Foundation of Aimé Maeght and his wife Marguerite, main publishers and art dealers in post-war Europe, was born from the friendship they had with the most important artists of the twentieth century: Joan Mirò , Alexander Calder, Fernand Leger, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall and many others. All contributed to its creation and it was the Catalan architect Josep Lluis Sert who designed the building.
Open all year round, seven days a week, the Maeght Foundation welcomes more than 200,000 visitors3 each year and has one of the largest collections in Europe of paintings, sculptures and graphic works of the twentieth century. The foundation organizes major thematic exhibitions or retrospectives that extend to literature on art.