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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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Impressionism, from France and United States

L'impressionnisme dans les musées Frame © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

1 June 2007 - 29 September 2007

Thanks to the FRAME partnership (French Regional American Museums Exchange) and during the summer of its reopening, the musée Fabre will show a prestigious exhibition gathering the Impressionist main works coming from the American FRAME museums.

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Flemish and Dutch drawings

Spranger, Ulysse et Circé © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

31 May 2007 - 30 October 2007

If the collections of Nordic paintings of the musée Fabre are well-known thanks to the legacy of Antoine Valedau in 1836, this exhibition is the occasion to discover the Flemish and Dutch drawings.

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Tribute to Jean Fournier

Hommage Jean Fournier © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

2 February 2007 - 5 May 2007

Throughout the second half of the 20th century, the art dealer Jean Fournier – who died recently – played a significant role in the history and development of French painting. Active in Paris from 1954 to 2006, he was an important bridge-builder between the art worlds of France and the United States, and between successive generations of artists.

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The art of the Serenissima

L'art de la Serenissima © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

13 October 2006 - 13 February 2007

17th- and 18th-century Venetian drawings in French public collections

The Musée du Louvre is organising a series of exhibitions of previously unseen works, highlighting the rich collections of 17th- and 18th-century Italian drawings in French public museums.

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Masterpieces from the Musée Fabre in Montpellier

Chefs d'oeuvre du musée Fabre de Montpellier © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

26 January 2006 - 4 June 2006

Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne

Since 2003, the Musée Fabre has embarked on an ambitious policy of expansion and refurbishment of its exhibition space, with the aim of showcasing its extraordinary collections to the best possible effect. The Fondation de l'Hermitage in Lausanne has chosen to take advantage of the museum's closure during this renovation programme, to present a selection of works from museum's superb collection.

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(Re) discovery: The classical ideal in the collections of the Musée Fabre

Découvrir, les collections du musée Fabre © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

3 November 2005 - 19 August 2006

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

French painting forged its international identity as a distinctive school in the 17th century thanks to the works of powerful personalities such as Poussin, Vouet, Bourdon, La Hyre, or Stella, all of whom propounded a concept of ideal beauty based on the Golden Age of Antiquity.

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(Re) discovery: Germaine Richier in the collections of the Musée Fabre.

Germaine Richier © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

3 November 2005 - 6 May 2006

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

Germaine Richier (Grans, 1902 - Montpellier, 1959) trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montpellier before becoming a pupil of Bourdelle.

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From Poussin to Matisse: Masterpieces from the Musée Fabre in Montpellier

22 April 2005 - 11 February 2006

Tokyo, Ibaraki, Yamanashi, Osaka, Nagasaki, Japan

Works selected for this touring exhibition to Japan produce a comprehensive overview of French paintings form the core collections of the Musée Fabre, with works by some of the finest French painters, tracing the history of the French school from Poussin in the 17th century, to the late 19th century, and Matisse.

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