If you are trying to learn about art in Monte Carlo you are definitely in the right place and our first section will fully cover the best art galleries and museums in your area.
After that we will get into a variety of other topics like local art supply stores, events, festivals, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures and statues, art classes, studios for rent, and the top frame shops in town.
You can jump straight to any section that interests you most by using the table of contents on the left and we are also including a Monte Carlo art map with all of the spots we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
You can read more of our guides to finding art near you in Europe at that link.
Best Art Galleries & Museums In Monte Carlo
If you want to check out the best art galleries and museums in Monte Carlo you can head to:
- Kamil Art Gallery at 3 Ave Princesse Grace
- Nouveau Musée National de Monaco at 8 Ave Hector Otto
- Opera Gallery at 1 Ave Henri Dunant
- Monaco Fine Arts at 1 Ave Henry Dunant #1177
- Monaco Modern Art at 27 Ave Princesse Grace
- Galerie Adriano Ribolzi at 3 Ave De l’Hermitage
- Galerie Retelet at 7 Blvd Des Moulins
- Art Gallery Show at 8 Rue Des Oliviers
- Robert Zehil Gallery at 27 Ave De La Costa
- Monacontemporary Fine Art at Blvd Des Moulins 14
- Maison d’Art at 27 Ave De La Costa
- Moretti Gallery at 27 Ave De La Costa
Not only is Kamil Art Gallery great but they are also a well-known high end Interior Design Firm and you can check out all they have to offer from 10am to 7pm every day but Sunday when they are closed.
By offering two exhibits a year at each venue the Nouveau Musée National which is open from 10am to 7pm daily unveils a long-ignored past and fosters the discovery of the modern scene. As for the present “Training for a Museum” has established the programming of the Villa Sauber and the Villa Paloma according to two topics that are directly associated with cultural, historical, and artistic legacy.
The Opera Gallery is open from 10am to 7pm Monday through Saturday and their journey began in 1994 when their two first exhibition spaces in Paris and Singapore opened simultaneously with the goal of showcasing international emerging artists alongside masters of contemporary and modern art. They seek to cultivate the lineages that run between emerging and established artists by presenting work in all media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, and video.
Michael McKee who was a British curator and Formula One racing driver founded Monaco Fine Arts in 1976 as a contemporary gallery. Monaco Fine Arts is managed by owner Evelina Giannoulidi and has been presenting itself as a customized modern art gallery with a strong concentration on conceptual art since 2013 while also being active in worldwide programs that promote conceptual art.
Monaco Modern’Art gallery is open from 11am to 7pm Wednesday through Saturday and primarily promotes Philippe Pastor and Marcelline Lapouffe and is particularly engaged in promoting environmental projects. It is conveniently located on Avenue Princesse Grace alongside the Villa Sauber and the Grimaldi Forum.
Having long been associated with art in all of its forms including ornamental art, furniture, sculpture, objects from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and ancient French and Italian paintings The Adriano Ribolzi Gallery is open from 9:30am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.
Galerie Retelet has a global network of clients and relationships thanks to its 30 years of expertise in the industry. This significant network of people has aided in the development of expanded research, knowledge, and art sales capabilities and you can check out all they have to offer from 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 7:30pm on weekdays.
Internationally recognized contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers are featured at ArtGalleryShow from 10am to 7:40pm Monday through Friday who can also help to organize vernissage and is near the Metropolis Shopping Center and the Place du Casino.
Continuing to honor the greatest specimens of Art Nouveau and Art Deco European Fine and Decorative Arts has been the goal of The Robert Zehil Gallery since its inception in California in 1982. The gallery is now located here in an exclusive shopping district facing the Casino Square and just a few meters from the Hotel de Paris and Hotel Hermitage exhibits paintings, furniture, sculpture, silverware, enamels, objects d’art, glass, ceramics, jewelry, and illustrated books by the world’s most renowned artists from the 1890’s to the 1930’s. Visit them from 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday to see all that they have to offer.
The local Art Gallery Maison d’Art focuses mostly on modern and contemporary works with a strong foundation in Old Masters from the 13th to the 18th century. Apart from the gallery’s modern and contemporary exhibits Maison d’Art actively participates in important art fairs such as TEFAF Maastricht, London Masterpiece, the Biennales d’Antiquaires in Paris and Florence, the Moscow World Fine Art Fair, and others. Just don’t go on Wednesday or weekends because they will be closed.
Materials & Supplies Near You
These art stores in your area are good places to buy new supplies or materials:
- Eurimpex at 1 Rue Du Gabian
- La Grande Papeterie at 6 Rue Imberty
- Ag Papeterie at 5 Rue Du Gabian
At Eurimpex they are experts in the design, manufacture, and marketing of private label stationery and school bags across Europe.
Founded in 1996 by experts with more than 20 years of experience Ag Papeterie is dedicated to expanding its activities in the Principality of Monaco and the Alpes-Maritimes in order to meet the demands of its clients as quickly as possible.
Shows & Events
There are some fun art shows, festivals, and events here like:
- Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo in Spring
- Monaco Art Week in July
The Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo was founded in 1970 at the request of Princess Grace of Monaco and is an annual music festival that takes place over four to five long weekends in the spring. H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover has presided over the event since 1984,and in 2003 she chose composer Marc Monnet as artistic director to oversee its development.
The Monaco Art Week Association arose from a desire to unite local cultural organizations in order to organize cooperative initiatives that promote and highlight the Principality’s art scene.
Art Dealers & Appraisers
Art dealers and appraisers near you are places to find new unique pieces or learn the value of something you already own:
- Accademia Fine Art at 27 Blvd Des Moulins
- Sandro Bosi Art at 17 Blvd du Larvotto
- Hermitage Fine Art at 25 Ave de la Costa
The Accademia Fine Art Gallery was established in 2000 and is now largely devoted to organizing public auctions with the specialty in the painting and sculptures of Old Masters they admit to having a predilection for the period of the High Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque.
Consulting and other services are provided by Sandro Bosi Art.
Since 2017 Hermitage Fine Art has been an international auction company and clients who want to buy and sell artwork outside of public auctions can do so through Hermitage Fine Art’s private sales. They have access to a number of significant private collections across the world including fine art, Russian Art, jewelry, design objects, and more.
At this time we are not aware of any art walking tours in your area, if you do know of any please tell us in the comments.
Sculptures & Statues
Another fun thing to do on a sunny day would be to check out some of these local statues and sculptures:
- Juan Manuel Fangio Statue at Blvd Albert 1er
- Statue Prince Rainier III at Rampe de la Major
- François Grimaldi Statue at Rampe de la Major
- Hector Berlioz Statue at Place Du Casino
The Juan Manuel Fangio Statue was created by Spanish sculptor Joaquim Ros Sabaté and is placed near Monaco’s main gate. Ros Sabaté has created five more sculptures that may be found around your area but this one stands out since it is situated directly on the Rascasse bend of the street circuit.
A monument of Prince Rainier III stands on the Rampe-Major which runs down from the Place Du Palais in Monaco-Ville. The monument was carved by Kees Verkade in 2013 and the base is engraved with gold lettering.
The François Grimaldi Statue is located a short distance from the Prince’s Palace and honors the first lord of the princely line of the same name who lived and reigned in 1297 after emigrating from Genoa, Italy. His bronze statue depicts him as a humble guy and was constructed in his honor in 1997.
The centennial of Berlioz’s birth was commemorated with the erection of this monument in March 1903. The square was renamed after Berlioz and opened on December 11, 2003 to commemorate the composer’s bicentennial.
Monte Carlo Art Classes
Whether you are interested in private lessons or group classes for kids, teens, or adults some of the best art schools in Monte Carlo are:
- Toby Wright Fine Art at 5 Pl de la Source
- Pavillion Bosio at 1 Ave des Pins
Studios For Rent Near You
We do not know of any specific art studios to rent in your area, however Opera Gallery might have studio space available.
When you need local art framing services you can try out Monaco Beaux Arts at 25 Rue De Millo who has been a specialty framing shop near you since the late 1980’s.
By the way you can look through some of our posts for other cities in the region like:
Have Fun Enjoying The Monte Carlo Art Scene
At the moment that is all we have to share about the full art scene near you. We listed the best galleries, museums, events, shows, supply stores, dealers, appraisers, walking tours, sculptures, classes, studios, and framers in your area that you may want to check out.
Those of you who stuck around this long are probably really big fans of the local art scene. Feel free to share your own tips, or to let us know if you noticed anything incorrect.
We hope you enjoy your time at the best Monte Carlo art galleries, museums, supply stores, or doing whatever else you plan to do with the info.