Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand Visits New Museum of Modern Art of Lille Métropole

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VILLENEUVE d´ASCQ.- After more than four years of renovation and extension work, the Museum of Modern Art of Lille Métropole (Villeneuve d’Ascq) will be reopening to the public on 25 September 2010 under a new name: the LaM, Lille Métropole Museé d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut (museum of modern, contemporary and outsider art). Its two fine architectural complexes, surrounded by a sculpture park (Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Eugène Dodeigne, etc.), will henceforth house three prestigious collections of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, including a unique collection of Outsider Art. A total of over 4,500 works (some never before presented to the public), 4,000 sq m of exhibition space (not counting the Bibliothèque Dominique Bozo and its Research Centre), as well as an auditorium, a caférestaurant, etc. At the crossroads between London, Paris and Brussels, and close to Amsterdam and