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It can be incredibly difficult to find out what some local organisations are planning, so ‘chapeau’ to the team at Chateau La Coste for publishing their expo agenda for the coming year, with details in English too!

The poster shows a birds-eye view of the new sunken gallery at the innovative art-centre and vineyard.

Read on for descriptions of each of these exhibitions: https://chateau-la-coste.com/en/exhibition/

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If you are planning a trip over to Les Baux-de-Provence to see the magnificent Van Gogh show at the Carrieres de Lumieres, here is an additional treat from the delightful Musée Yves Brayer. (more…)

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‘Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Foundation From Manet to Picasso: The Thannhauser Collection’ which opened today brings to Aix around fifty major works from this prestigious collection: visitors can see paintings by the masters of Impressionism and post-Impressionism, as well as the major figures of modern art, from Manet to Picasso, and Degas, Gauguin, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Braque, and Matisse.


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The latest in the series of Les Dimanches de la Canebiere’ takes place  on Sunday.  These events have been created to bring people back to the town centre and seem to be getting more and more popular. Lots of activities for the family too – dance, music, games, market – here’s the programme: 2019.04.17_depliant_d2k-complet

We normally park at the MuCEM parking which is really easy on a Sunday.

Remember too that the new Jean Dubuffet expo has started at MuCEM : https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/dubuffet-in-marseille/

and the navettes maritimes (water buses) are running: https://aixcentric.com/2019/04/24/vieux-port-navettes-maritimes-to-start-again-this-weekend/


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Dubuffet in Marseille

The big summer show at MuCEM opens today.  It’s a celebration of the work of French painter and sculptor Jean Dubuffet who founded the ‘Art Brut’ movement.  There’s a good account of his long and financially successful career here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Dubuffet

The exhibition brings together 290 works and objects from major European collections and should provide a perfect  opportunity to learn more about this experimental artist.  I had to miss the press event on Tuesday so will have to review this in more detail at a later date…………

It’s on until 2nd September – MuCEM is closed on Tuesdays.

*** Open til midnight on Saturday 18th May for la Nuit Européenne des Musées.  Free entry after 18:00hrs. There will be music and dancing from the ballet National de Marseille as well as local dance students. A special display of ‘costumes constraintes’ will be animated by fashion students and Emmaus Point Rouge.  What a special evening!


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The new Immersive Art show, featuring the art of Vincent Van Gogh, at the Carrieres de Lumieres over at Les Baux is terrific. (more…)

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Marseille’s super Musée Regards de Provence has been inspired by the MPG2019 Year of Gastronomy programme and is serving up two foodie exhibitions, starting this week. (more…)

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