Albert-André Museum

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Presentation

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…

THE GEORGES BESSON COLLECTION
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)

All year long 2022

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Exceptionally closed : Tuesday 01 November 2022

Exceptionally closed : Friday 11 November 2022

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 24 December 2022

Exceptionally closed : Sunday 25 December 2022

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 31 December 2022

Past Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Saturday 01 January 2022

Exceptionally closed : Thursday 14 July 2022

Exceptionally closed : Monday 15 August 2022

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Musée Albert-André
Hôtel de Ville (2e étage) - Place Mallet
30200
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
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Latitude : 44.161822
Longitude : 4.620623
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Albert-André Museum
Hôtel de Ville (2e étage) - Place Mallet
30200
Bagnols-sur-Cèze
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Phone : + 33 (0)4 66 50 50 56
Phone : + 33 (0)4 66 90 75 80
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