September 24, 2019
A glance at the eclectic Monaco art gallery scene
Discover what’s hot on the Monaco art gallery scene, from urban modern art to Baroque classics, in this guide to the Principality’s numerous art hotspots.
Considering its minute size – Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country after the tiny Vatican City – the Monaco art gallery scene is really rather impressive. Within just two square kilometres you will find in excess of a dozen art galleries – or six per square kilometre!
And still, there is room for more, with a new gallery planned for the ultra luxurious One Monte Carlo development which opened recently in the heart of the Principality next to the famous Place du Casino. The high-end development with luxury boutiques, apartments and offices will also include a brand new art gallery submerged in the Petit Afrique park, although no date has yet been set for its opening.
Art lovers will still have plenty to see and do until its inauguration, however, as indicated in the following guide to some of Monaco’s premier art galleries:
The Galerie Carré Doré is an art gallery which specialises in urban modern art, with artists from more than 120 different countries represented. Here you can discover works of art through different mediums such as drawings, fashion shows and technological exhibitions.
A: Galerie Carré Doré, 5 Rue Princess Caroline
T: +377 97 77 12 86
The internationally acclaimed Opera Gallery exhibits range from historical fine art to contemporary art. With sister venues around the world from Paris, New York and London, a visit to this excellent art gallery in Monaco is highly recommended for art lovers.
A: 1 Avenue Henry Dunant
T: +377 97 97 54 24
Monaco Fine Arts
Monaco Fine Arts is a contemporary art gallery which was founded in 1976 by British curator and Formula 1 racing driver Michael McKee. Since 2013, the gallery has been owned and run by Evelina Giannoulidi, a Russian-Greek gallerist who trained at the Central Saint Martins Art School in London.
A: 1 Avenue Henry Dunant
T: +33 6 80 86 96 81
Monaco’s Moretti Gallery is run by Fabrizio Moretti, an Italian collector and the son of an antique dealer who grew up in Florence, where he also has a gallery, as well as one in London. Recent exhibitions have included the presentation of five newly-discovered panels by Giovanni Balducci, called ‘Il Cosci’, commissioned by Pope Clemente VII for the Papal High Altar in the Basilica of Saint John in Rome in 1600.
A: Park Palace, 27 Avenue de la Costa
T: + 377 99 99 09 70
With exhibitions from artists ranging from Damien Hirst to local artist Philippe Pastor, this new contemporary gallery on Monaco’s prime real estate avenue is an excellent addition to the Monaco art gallery scene.
A: De Jonckheere Monaco, 27 Avenue Princesse Grace
T: +377 92 16 71
Kamil Galerie du Forum
This art gallery in Larvotto is home to a large collection of contemporary art, with special emphasis on the work of young, emerging artists worldwide. It is owned by Iranian architect and interior designer Kamil, who founded his business in Cannes in 1976 and moved to Monaco in 1984.
A: 3 Avenue Princess Grace
T: +377 92 16 00 10