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Albert Andre Museum
Bagnols-sur-Ceze
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Museum Albert Andre - Bagnols sur Ceze
Pierre Bonnard
Bouquet of flowers
Kees Van Dongen
Adèle Besson, 1908
In 1868, Léon Alègre, a humanist from Bagnols, established an "encyclopedic" museum in eight rooms of the third floor of the town hall. It juxtaposed paintings with stuffed animals and fossils, steam machines with ancient artefacts.
Albert Marquet
July 14 in le Havre, 1906

Camille Claudel
The Entreaty

 

In 1917, the painter Albert André became curator. At his instigation and thanks to the generosity of his painter friends, Renoir, Monet, Signac, Marquet, Bonnard, Jean Puy, as well as Rouart, Vollard, Durand-Ruel, Elie Faure, and Paul Clémenceau, the museum took on a more defined character and began to concentrate on figurative, modern, and contemporary painting.
 
In 1971, the donation of George and Adèle Besson completed the remarkable collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings that had been assembled by Albert André. The works of Matisse, Bonnard, Van Dongen, Berthe Morisot, Maillol, Picasso, and Camille Claudel are the highlights of a collection lovingly put together by a critic and enlightened art lover.
 
Today, the museum continues to become enriched by the tradition of friendship begun by Albert André.

Hours Every day except Monday
10 am-noon and 2-6 pm
July-August: 3-7 pm
Closed  February
Information   Albert-André Museum
Hôtel de Ville
Mallet square
30200 Bagnols-sur-Cèze
04 66 50 50 56
Offices 04 66 90 75 80
 
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