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Exhibitions

Tribute to Eve Gramatzki (1935-2003)

Eve Gramatzki, M 145 © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

6 March 2009 - 25 April 2009

In 2005 the donation by Marc Jaulmes (Montpellier artist and collector) of fifteen works by the artist now enables the Musée Fabre to carry out their aspiration to pay homage to this painter and designer who made her mark both within the Parisian art world and in the Languedoc-Roussillon region (Anduze, Arles, Montpellier, Narbonne).

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Emil Nolde (1867-1956)

Emil Nolde, La mer III © DR Nolde Stiftung Seebüll

6 February 2009 - 23 May 2009

In partnership with the Galeries nationales du Grand Palais and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux, the musée Fabre of Montpellier Agglomération will present, during the Spring 2009, a retrospective devoted to Emil Nolde, one of the major artists of German expressionism.

Nolde died at the old age of 89 and went through both World Wars, leaving us a profusion of works that still echoes in contemporary art.

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Hero’s destinies: Historical drawings from the Musée Fabre

David, Bonaparte franchissant le col du Grand-Saint-Bernard © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

28 October 2008 - 14 March 2009

The Musée Fabre’s cabinet of graphic arts, with a rich collection of over 4000 works, presents temporary exhibitions throughout the year. This autumn the display is consecrated to the destiny of heroes, antique and historic.

Cabinet Bonnet-Mel, Gallery 23

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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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