Albert André Museum

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Discover an exceptional collection of Post-Impressionist and contemporary figurative paintings with several masterpieces by the great modern painters: Renoir, Matisse, Signac, Bonnard, Marquet, Valadon, Van Dongen...
The First Museum of Modern Art in the Provinces
Painter Albert André (1869-1954) was the curator of this museum in 1917. He turned the encyclopedic museum in Bagnols-sur-Cèze into the first museum of contemporary art outside of Paris, and he was quickly imitated by Grenoble and Saint-Tropez.
The museum has been described as the 'museum of friendship' for many painters gave their work to Albert André, their friend and himself a painter. Master artists Renoir and Monet supported André in his venture, as did other artists of his generation: Georges D’Espagnat, Louis Valtat, Jean Puy...

"YOUNG PAINTERS" from the 1950's
Starting in the 1950's, the trend of "la Jeune Peinture" emphasized a return to figuration. The museum is particularly rich in works from this new figurative wave: Bardone, Génis, Guiramand allied tradition and modernity with jubilation of colour, soon followed by Lesieur, Collomb, Lorjou, Minaux, Brasilier, Petit, Parsus, Rodde and more recently Cayol, Cottavoz, Maly, Steiner…

All these artists have in common their close relationship with the arti critic George Besson who defended them staunchly in his writings, especially in ui fut leur ardent défenseur, notamment dans Les Lettres françaises. Late in life, Georges Besson, in agreement with his spouse, gave his collection to the French government, with part of the collection given to Bagnols-sur-Cèze. Thus, the 'museum of friendship' is very proud to display several masterpieces of 20th century art, such as "Le 14 juillet au Havre" by Marquet, "La fenêtre ouverte à Nice" by Matisse, "le Bouquet de fleurs des champs" by Bonnard and "le Portrait d’Adèle Besson" by Van Dongen".
Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Monday 01 November 2021

Exceptionally closed : Thursday 11 November 2021

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 25 December 2021

All year long 2022

Every day

Past Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Friday 01 January 2021

Exceptionally closed : Monday 05 April 2021

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 01 May 2021

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 08 May 2021

Exceptionally closed : Thursday 13 May 2021

Exceptionally closed : Monday 24 May 2021

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 14 July 2021

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 15 August 2021

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 25 August 2021

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 04 September 2021

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 05 September 2021

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Musée Albert André
Hôtel de Ville (2e étage) - Place Mallet
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Latitude : 44.161822
Longitude : 4.620623
Albert André Museum
Hôtel de Ville (2e étage) - Place Mallet
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Phone : + 33 (0)4 66 50 50 56
Phone : + 33 (0)4 66 90 75 80
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