The must-see exhibitions to visit in Aix-en-Provence

In Aix-en-Provence, temporary exhibitions of museums and cultural centers invite us to live moments of emotion and discovery.

Great names in the history of art, new talents, or contemporary installations, the city offers year-round beautiful programming, rich and varied.

The art galleries of the historic center also offer exhibitions for art lovers as well as for the curious.

Find here the exhibitions not to be missed in Aix-en-Provence.

Joaquín Sorolla, spanish lights

 Joaquin Sorolla – Pescadoras valencianas, huile sur toile, 120 x 150 cm, collection particulière, ©Photographie Fernando Maquieira, 2019

Hôtel de Caumont Art Centre

from 10 July to 1 November 2020

In 2020, the Hôtel de Caumont Art Centre will focus on the work of Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923), one of the greatest Spanish painters of the twentieth century. He produced one of the most outstanding and vibrant representations of a luminous, Mediterranean, optimistic, and modern Spain.

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Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy: Ancient Egypt

 Cercueil de carpe du Nil et sa « momie » Vase à statuettes de serviteurs funéraires © Photos Hervé Lewandowski

Musée Granet

from 19 September 2020 to 14 February 2021

The Musée Granet has one of the biggest collections of Ancient Egyptian art. There are over 150 outstanding items, alongside some major pieces on loan from the Louvre. Private collectors and prestigious museums including those of Glasgow, Copenhagen and Turin will also be lending items to the Musée Granet for the exhibition.

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South-East, works by artists from South America and eastern Europe, a collection from the Pompidou Centre

Jesús Rafael SotoVolume suspendu, 1968 / Martha Boto, Essaim de reflets, 1965 © Photos Centre Pompidou

Fondation Vasarely

from 12 September 2020 to 31 January 2021

The Fondation Vasarely is presenting a selection of around 20 works by artists from South America and eastern Europe as part of its collaboration with the Pompidou Centre.

People sometimes say that op art in France mainly resulted from young South American artists coming to Paris to meet the Hungarian artist, Victor Vasarely. It may be a bit of a cliché but there’s some truth to the idea. Paris was actually a meeting point for artists from eastern Europe and South America. They explored questions involving dynamics, light and vision in general.

The “South-East” exhibition is based on this theme. The selection of around 20 pieces is a chance for visitors to the Fondation Vasarely to grasp the rich interaction between works from the South and East. The exhibition will feature work by Carmelo Arden-Quin, Antonio Asis, Henryk Berlewi, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Marta Boto, Hugo Demarco, Horacio Garcia Rossi, Stefan Gierowski Gyula Kosice, Piotr Kowalski, Juan Melé, Vera Molnar, Istvàn Nàdler, Nicolas Schöffer, Jésus Rafael Soto, Victor Vasarely and Jan Ziemsky.

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