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Musée Maillol to reopen in 2016

Having closed its doors in February 2015, Musée Maillol, Paris, will reopen in September 2016 following a period of renovation. Culturespaces will take over the museum space, as is already the case for the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris. The future programme seeks to restore the modern and contemporary art roots, “the DNA of the Maillol Museum”, as its founder Dina Vierny, muse and model of the sculptor Aristide Maillol, had wished. Until her death in 2009, Dina Vierny was dedicated to making known the work of her mentor, having offered the State in 1964 the score of female monumental figures which were exhibited in the Garden of the Carrousel in the Tuileries Gardens, Paris. She also acquired and restored the hotel on Rue de Grenelle in Paris to house the Musée Maillol in 1995 and display the artist’s work and collections. Bruno Monnier, founder and president of Culturespaces states on the collaboration; “There will no longer be artistic directorship, we will decide on the programme together.” The museum will reopen in September...

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Extended collaboration between the Musée Maillol and Phone Régie for “Murano” exhibition

Paris, 4 April 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Phone Régie Culture and Services subsidiary is now in charge of hosting the “Murano” exhibition from 27 March to 28 July 2013. This externalisation process with the Phone Régie Culture and Services group started in 2012 with the “Artemisia” exhibition, which was followed by the “Canaletto in Venice” event. As a matter of fact, the museum, that welcomes some 450,000 visitors particularly attracted by temporary exhibitions each year, needed help from the outside to be able to handle the crowds. Created in 1974, this is not the first experience of this kind for Phone Régie since the group has been accompanying, for quite a number of years, cultural centres such as the Musée du Luxemburg and the Galeries Nationales of the Grand Palais on various...

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The Musée Maillol presents its upcoming exhibition “FRAGILE. Murano. Glass Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century”

Paris, 30 November 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). From 27 March to 28 July 2013 the Musée Maillol will present the exhibition “FRAGILE. Murano. Glass masterpieces from the Renaissance to the 21st century”. It will be the first time in France an exhibition recalls the history of Murano glass-work, in the course of seven centuries of intense creativity, from the mid-15th century to nowadays. The very name of Murano refers to the Venetian island and its emblematic art of glass. The exhibition aims at highlighting the precious know-how, unique quality and splendour of glass-work produced in the Murano ateliers. It will feature about 200 pieces from both public and private collections. The objects selected for the event were initially intended for royal families and European courts, and are among the finest of the Renaissance, Baroque fantasies and 18th century creations. There will also be some contemporary pieces, emblematic of the 1920s Art Deco era, and of the 1950s...

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Canaletto at the Maillol Museum

Paris, 20 September 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA). From yesterday to 10 February 2013, the Musée Maillol presents an exhibition of Venetian works of the artist Giovanni Antonio Canal: “Canaletto à Venise” (Canaletto in Venice). In partnership with the Foundation of Venice Civic Museum, this exhibition will allow the public to discover and admire Venice through the artist’s eyes. He immortalised on his canvas the Venetian life of that time, piazzas, buildings, gondolas, etc. 46 paintings, mainly of a large size, the sketchbook exceptionally lend by Venice city, and drawings open the door of Canaletto’s imagination and let the public enter another world. Giovanni Antonio Canal, a XVIIIth century painter, is famous for his panoramas called “vedute”. He did not invent the genre himself, for other artists had already represented cities in their paintings before him, but his contribution of a particular modernity allowed him to outdo his predecessors. He thus achieves with great talent capturing the light and every detail in his paintings, and is therefore highly valued by...

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Canalleto at the Musée Maillol

Paris, 16 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Musée Maillol in Paris will be displaying, with the support of the city of Venice, an exhibition “Canaletto à Venise” (“Canaletto in Venice”) from 19 September 2012 to 10 February 2013, . Through this exhibition, the museum pays tribute to the city of Venice, as it is displaying only Venetian works by Canaletto. In total, more than fifty works lent by international museums and private collectors will be featured, among them, illustrations and the artist’s notebook, dating from about 1731. It does not end there. Visitors will also have the possibility to admire a reproduction of the light box used by the artist to make his illustrations. This thanks to the collaboration between the Musée Maillol and the Soprintendenza al Polo Museale of Venice. Born in 1697 and deceased in 1768, Antonio Canal, known as Canaletto, is the most famous of the Venetian Vedutisti from the 18th century. He was a member of the Vedute, a school painting whose members drew inspiration from Venice and depicted it one stone at a time and one canal at a time. In fact, Canaletto was a major...

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