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.