The Foundation is open to scholars and the public throughout the year, by appointment only.
Welcoming scholars, art historians,
researchers and curators
With its active acquisitions policy, the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation has established itself as an internationally recognised resource for scholars, art historians, researchers and curators.
The Foundation’s collection, archives and library offer an exceptional range of documents for scholars interested in Francis Bacon.
They have access, on request, to the complete collection comprising more than 3,000 items.
Please contact Aurélie Valion, Deputy Director
Tel: +377 93 30 30 33
Opening to the public
The Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation offers tours to members of the public by appointment only.
These guided tours take visitors on a fascinating journey into Francis Bacon’s work, life and creative process, with a special focus on the period he lived and worked in Monaco and France. It is a truly unique and absorbing experience that provides intriguing detail and perspectives on every exhibit. The rooms are themed, allowing visitors to explore different aspects of Bacon’s life and art in this intimate place, with its enveloping atmosphere.
Visitors to the Foundation can discover around a hundred items dedicated to the British painter: paintings, graphic works, photographs, objects found in his various studios, letters and working documents. This hang also includes works by artists who knew Bacon or were influenced by his oeuvre. One room is entirely dedicated to his Parisian studio, where he worked for more than a decade.
Free guided tours last approximately one and a half hours and take groups of up to six people. They take place every Tuesday and on the first Saturday of each month.
To book your visit, please contact the Foundation
(Monday to Friday 10am-5pm):
Tel: +377 93 30 30 33
A wonderful experience in such a unique land-mark!
Un moment magique où la passion, le raffinement et les connaissances étaient conjugués.
We had an enlightening experience. We were moved and thrilled to see how beautifully Francis Bacon is honoured.
Un moment d’enchantement! C’est une chance pour Monaco d’avoir une fondation de cette qualité.
A long lasting legacy for scholarship about Bacon.
Toutes mes félicitations pour la création de cette fondation qui remplit sa mission d’ouverture à la culture et à la recherche.
Visiting the Bacon Foundation is a real treat.
On en ressort abasourdi. Un grand moment!
The tour of the Foundation was the best I have seen for a retrospective analysis of Francis Bacon.
Une visite guidée extraordinaire.
Getting to the Foundation
Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation
21 boulevard d’Italie
MC 98000 Monaco
Buses No.1 / No.4 to “Saint Roman”
Bus stop: “Pont la Rousse”
Bus No.100 (Nice-Menton)
Bus stop: “Place des Moulins”
Closest public parking: Place des Moulins
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