France’s first foundation for modern and contemporary art, the Maeght Foundation will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary in the summer of 2024. Created in 1964 by art dealers, publishers and lithographers Marguerite and Aimé Maeght, it was inaugurated in Saint-Paul-de-Vence by André Malraux and immediately recognised as a public utility. This anniversary will be marked by a major summer exhibition, “Bonnard-Matisse, a friendship”, the inauguration of new exhibition rooms devoted this year to the permanent collection, and a month of celebrations featuring concerts, dance performances, film screenings, readings, etc.

Cour Giacometti © ADAGP, Paris, 2023 Photo Olivier Amsellem - Archives Fondation
Cour Giacometti © ADAGP, Paris, 2023 Photo Olivier Amsellem - Archives Fondation

France’s first foundation for modern and contemporary art, the Maeght Foundation will celebrate its sixtieth anniversary in the summer of 2024. Created in 1964 by art dealers, publishers and lithographers Marguerite and Aimé Maeght, it was inaugurated in Saint-Paul-de-Vence by André Malraux and immediately recognised as a public utility. This anniversary will be marked by a major summer exhibition, “Bonnard-Matisse, a friendship”, the inauguration of new exhibition rooms devoted this year to the permanent collection, and a month of celebrations featuring concerts, dance performances, film screenings, readings, etc.

Programme

ⓒ Stéphane Briolant – Fondation Maeght, tous droits réservés
ⓒ Stéphane Briolant – Fondation Maeght, tous droits réservés

Amitiés, Bonnard-Matisse

To celebrate this anniversary, the Maeght Foundation is presenting a special exhibition focuses on the friendly and respectful relationship between Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, and traces their links with the Maeght family, for whom the two artist-friends embodied two geniuses of the 20th century, sharing with them the great – and more trivial – moments of life.

The exhibition is organised around a number of themes, and features a wealth of rare works and documents on loan for the occasion. The exhibition explores the specific characters of the two masters, but also, by mirror effect, the particularities of each in their approach to the same subjects: self-portraits, the street, the light of the Midi, the painter and his model…

Access

Fondation Maeght
623, chemin des Gardettes
06570 Saint-Paul-de-Vence
+33 (0)4 93 32 81 63
fondation-maeght.com

Monday – Sunday:
10:00AM – 7:00PM (July – August)
10:00AM – 6:00PM (rest of the year)
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Fondation Cab : conceptual art venue and member of the Plein Sud network, located just below the Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul de Vence)
Galerie Catherine Issert : contemporary art gallery with an international outlook (Saint-Paul de Vence)
Festival de Saint-Paul de Vence : jazzy concerts in july (Saint-Paul de Vence)
La Chapelle Matisse : entirely designed and decorated by Henri Matisse for the Dominican sisters (Vence)

PLACES TO STAY

La Colombe d’Or : legendary hotel and restaurant with an impressive collection of modern art (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
Le Domaine du Mas de Pierre : Resort 5 étoiles & Spa, Relais et Châteaux : an intimate, luxurious French-style setting in the heart of a Mediterranean garden (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
La Vague : 4-star hotel, vintage architecture, fine dining and a pop-colored spa in the heights (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
Hôtel Les Messugues : 16-bedroom mas provençal (Saint-Paul-de-Vence)
Château Saint-Martin & Spa : 5-star hotel in a former fortress on a mountainside, with a breathtaking view of the Riviera (Vence)

PLACES TO EAT

Restaurant Le Tilleul: beautiful terrace and warm welcome (Saint-Paul de Vence)
Le Fromager de Saint-Paul : good food and quality groceries (Saint-Paul de Vence)
Le Lys d’or : delicious baker (La Colle sur Loup)