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Exhibitions

Zao Wou-Ki. The quest for silence

2 July 2004 - 2 October 2004

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

The Pavillon du Musée Fabre presents a major exhibition devoted to the work one of the world's greatest contemporary artists, Zao Wou-Ki, with a selection of 60 paintings and a number of photographs retracing his extraordinary artistic journey from his beginnings in China to his reception as a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, on 23 November 2003.

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Frantisek Kupka

5 March 2004 - 29 May 2004

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

The pioneering modern artist Frantisek Kupka (1871-1957) was one of the very first painters to make the leap into abstraction, with Kandinsky, Picabia and Léger.

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From Rubens to Guardi: Masterpieces of non-French painting from the 17th and 18th centuries, at the Musée Fabre

De Rubens a Guardi © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

28 November 2003 - 31 January 2004

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

The Musée Fabre boasts an exceptional collection of non-French paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries. The present exhibition provides an opportunity to rediscover this exceptional heritage, prior to its definitive installation in the context of the renovated, enlarged museum.

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French paintings from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier

6 November 2003 - 14 February 2004

National Gallery of Australia, Camberra

Since 1939, the Musée Fabre has pursued an active policy to bring its rich collections of art to a wider international audience. With the museum closed for refurbishment to create a new gallery of modern painting, some of its the finest modern works will go on show at the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris, and the Kunsthalle in Berne.

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Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet! Masterpieces from the Bruyas collection at the Musée Fabre

Chefs d'œuvre de la collection Bruyas © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

28 May 2003 - 11 October 2003

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

Few art lovers can claim to match the extraordinary life story of Alfred Bruyas (1821-1876). A passionate collector and exceptional patron of the arts, he devoted his life to amassing one of the world's finest collections of 19th-century European art.

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An inner universe: The Jean-Pierre Rouayroux bequest at the Musée Fabre

Commode, France, vers 1720 © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

4 March 2003 - 3 May 2003

Pavillon du musée Fabre, Montpellier

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Sacred Symbols: Four thousand years of native American art

11 July 2002 - 28 September 2002

Archaeological excavations throughout the Americas have revealed the extraordinary diversity and continuity of the continent's native civilisations and cultures, from around 40,000 BC to the present day. However, very few exhibitions in Europe have explored this rich cultural heritage.

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Made in the USA: American art from 1908 to 1947

11 April 2002 - 22 June 2002

Relatively few American artists from the "pre-Pollock" era are known to the European public: Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Walker Evans… Now, for the first time, this exhibition presents a broad panorama of the past 40 years of modern American art, from the New World's introduction to Impressionism through the work of Winslow Holer, to the first great works of Abstract Expressionism (Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman...), via the unique, solitary figure of Edward Hopper.

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Claudio Parmiggiani: Shadow sculpture

29 March 2002 - 29 September 2002

Claudio Parmiggiani is one of the finest Italian artists of his generation. Born in 1943, his poetic, universal artistic language has established a lasting presence above and beyond the ephemeral trends embraced by the art world throughout so much of his career.

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Alain Clément: Recent Works, 1996-2001

30 November 2001 - 9 February 2001

Born in 1941, Alain Clément settled in Languedoc in the 1960s. His flamboyant, rigorous approach to abstract painting has been developed over the past four decades, with large-scale works combining expressionism and compositional elements, a strong visual appeal, sensitivity and structural power.

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