Pierre Bonnard loved his home at Le Cannet – he painted his wife Marthe in the bath, the cats in the dining room, the splendid colours of his garden and naturally his view of the sparkling Mediterranean. Le Cannet now has the world’s only museum dedicated to the artist, and since its inception, it has been reaching out to the public creatively and pro-actively. Admirable in fact.
The current exhibition, ‘Bonnard en tout intimité’, runs until 23rd April and has a host of spin-off activities.
- One hour guided tours for adults. Entry +3€
- Opportunities for 5-12 year-olds to see the exhibition and then try out different techniques in a workshop + 5€
- Family visits, 12 and 19 April – lots of stories and anecdotes to inspire youngsters 8+
- Weekend 18-19 March free entry for 4 with a voucher from Télérama (this is part of the Weekend Musees Télérama)
- Atelier 3 Generations – children 5+ with their parents and grandparents. Visit exhibition then all can roll their sleeves up and create!. April 13 and 20. +5€.
- Two dance events in the gallery – one illustrating the life of Marthe Bonnard his mysterious muse
- Tie up with Festival des Jardins (see last post). An expert will be on the museum terrace with lots of seeds, helping people plant their own miniature garden. Free. Hourly April 14.
As well as all this, the museum has a downloadable 45 minute guide to the gallery and also a free downloadable ‘balade’ so you can walk around the main sites relevant to the artist after your visit.
What a great museum – just what they all should be!
Too much detail to include in this short post so please have a look at their website for more. http://www.museebonnard.fr/