10 YEARS OF ACQUISITIONS: 2006-2016

Exhibition

30 January to 24 April 2016

Michel Serre (1658-1733), Jaël dévoilant le corps mort de Siséra (détail)
Michel Serre (1658-1733), Jaël dévoilant le corps mort de Siséra (détail), vers 1710-1720 (Oil on canvas, 278 x 115 cm) - Picture Mendes gallery

The Musée Granet is showcasing ten years of acquisitions since it reopened in 2006, following a major renovation and the extension of its exhibition spaces, up to the present day. Through some fifty works - paintings, sculptures, graphic arts, photography and installations -, the exhibition recalls and intertwines stories of people and objects, to illustrate the dynamic development of one of the region’s leading museums.

The permanent expansion of the museum’s collections, supplemented throughout the centuries through gifts, long-term loans and bequests, finds an echo today in the museum’s long-term acquisition policy.
What would future generations understand about the evolution of art and current artistic tastes without an ambitious purchasing policy - a policy in line with the museum’s traditions but also modernity, in a museum that, at the turn of the 19th century, refused the work of a master of modern art, Cézanne?

This exhibition aims to highlight the continuation of this policy of expanding the collection of older works and the modern art collection as well as promoting contemporary art. These are the missions at the heart of a museum that’s alive, constantly evolving and in touch with its time.

SOME OF THE ARTISTS ON SHOW :

Cézanne, Corot, Aléchinsky, Granet, Daret, Dora Maar, Giacometti, Plossu, Revoil, Prouvé, Cocteau, Camoin, Couturier, Tal-Coat, Masson, Clergue, Denis, Dandré-Bardon, Othoniel and many others

In partnership with

  • France Bleu

OPENING TIMES

Exhibition open

Tuesday to Sunday, 12am to 8pm

Closed Mondays.

ADMISSION

ADMISSION

Admission includes entry to the Saint-Jean de Malte and “Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque” sites of the musée Granet.

 

  • Full admission: €5
  • Reduced admission: €4

Free: under 18s, students under 26, long-term unemployed, etc.

 

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