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Exhibitions

Video, an Art, an History 1965 - 2007

Video affiche © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

24 October 2008 - 17 January 2009

This exhibition shows for the very first time a real historical retrospective of video art from 1965 until nowadays, with a selection of works belonging to the New Media collection of the centre Georges Pompidou. Video as a creative mean of expression has appeared in the 60’s and has considerably developed during the last 40 years. It is marking our time as much as photography marked 19th Century.

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A season “Video” in the Agglomeration

Issac Julien, Baltimore 2003 © 2006 Taipei Fine Arts Museum

23 October 2008 - 24 January 2009

On the occasion of the exhibition ‘Vidéo, un art, une histoire (1965-2007)” (Video, an art, a history 1965-2007) Montpellier Agglomeration unveils an exceptional programme in its cultural establishments, as well as with external partners, in order to reach as many people as possible and to create a veritable ‘Video Autumn’ throughout the entire agglomeration.

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Stradivarius

Violon d'Antonio Stradivari "Kruze" 1721 © Francis Porras

14 July 2008 - 30 July 2008

An exhibition of instruments made by the luthier Antonio Stradivarius (1644-1737) is organized this summer by the musée Fabre.

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Louis Gauffier (1762- 1801)

Gauffier, Vue de Vallombrosa et ses études préparatoires © Musée Fabre - Montpellier Agglomération / cliché F. Jaulmes

8 July 2008 - 11 October 2008

The museum possesses an important collection of paintings and drawings by Louis Gauffier (Poitiers 1762 – Florence 1801), one of the most innovative landscape artists at the end of the 18th century, donated by François-Xavier Fabre in 1825 and in 1837. To complete it, the museum bought, in January 2008 from New York, an important painting by the artist: View of the Vallombreuse Abbey.

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Nicolas Poussin, Vénus and Adonis

Poussin - Venus et Adonis © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération - cliché F. Jaulmes

7 July 2008 - 6 October 2008

For the first time in France the musée Fabre in Montpellier Agglomeration is exhibiting the painting Venus and Adonis by Nicolas Poussin, which has been exceptionally reconstructed, thanks to a unique partnership with the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York. The two sections of this painting, Venus and Adonis from the musée Fabre and Landscape with a River God from the Patti Birch Trust, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, will be reunited in one single frame, restoring the painting to its former glory. Already shown in New York in the exhibition Poussin and nature – Arcadian visions, February to May 2008, the reunion of these two canvases is an exceptional event in the world of art history, permitting the fabulous renaissance of a masterpiece which has lain dormant for over two centuries.

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Gustave Courbet: Retrospective

Courbet, Le désespéré © M. Nguyen / droits réservés

13 June 2008 - 27 September 2008

Gustave Courbet was a highly prolific artist whose work remains centrally important to an understanding of French 19th-century painting. The last major retrospective of his paintings was held in 1977, at the Grand Palais in Paris.

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The Route Courbet

Courbet, Bord de mer à Palavas © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

13 June 2008 - 27 September 2008

The Gustave Courbet exhibition is the occasion for Montpellier Agglomération to highlight its natural and artistic heritage with the Route Courbet. This unique project allows each visitor to discover in Courbet's footsteps the landscapes the artist painted in the Languedoc region during his wanderings from Villetelle to Sète.

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François-Xavier Fabre: Retrospective (1766-1837)

Fabre, L'homme à la cape rouge (Musée des Beaux-Arts, Montréal) © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

12 November 2007 - 23 February 2008

The newly-renovated Musée Fabre is paying an exceptional tribute to the work of the painter and collector François-Xavier Fabre – the museum's founder, in 1828 – and his national and international influence. A pupil of David, and the winner of the Grand Prix de Rome in 1787, Fabre was one of the great hopes of French painting in his day, before events took him to Florence where he established a successful career as a commercial painter and art expert.

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Rugbysme, rugby and modern art

André Lhote, Palette de l'artiste (collection particulière) © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

7 September 2007 - 24 November 2007

During the Rugby World Cup, for which Montpellier Agglomération is a venue in Fall 2007, Musée Fabre Puts in evidence the link between this sport and Modern Art through an exhibition showing the works of two artists from the Cubist Movement, André Lhôte and Robert Delaunay.

The beginning of 20th Century is characterised by the issue of the body and hygiena, and witnesses a considerable development of sports equipments (Pool of the Butte aux Cailles, 1920). Also, most people tend to exercise, whichever layer of the society they belong to. Open-airism, heliotherapy, and naturism gain more and more adepts, but the cult of the body also contains nationalist echoes, and it is well-known how countries take advantage of more and more grandiose Olympiads.

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Eleanor Coppola - Circle of Memory

Exposition coppola © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

14 July 2007 - 15 September 2007

As part of the Radio-France festival, Eleanor Coppola, wife of the famous film director, has associated with artists from the San Francisco bay, such as photographers, architects, sound and light engineers, to create and artwork in memory of children who disappeared or died of disease, accidents, violent actions, starvation, during a war…

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