Must-See Spring Exhibitions

Immersed in the underwater environment at the Carmignac Foundation of Porquerolles, Dali and Gaudi at the magical Carrières de Lumières and discovery of the famous family of artists with “Les Giacometti” at the Maeght Foundation of Saint-Paul-de-Vence… In Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, cultural events are always up to snuff!

Published on 8 April 2019

La mer imaginaire

Villa Carmignac – Ile de Porquerolles

The Carmignac Foundation has invited the Mexico-based American curator Chris Sharp to design a new exhibition in celebration of its third anniversary. Named “La Mer Imaginaire” (The Imaginary Sea), the project will be transforming the villa into an underwater natural history museum, exploring the interactions between our civilisation and the subsea world. Visitors wandering among the various works and fascinating creatures from the depths enter a dream world that is currently under threat.

April 25th to October 4th, 2020

Dali and Gaudi

The endless enigma and the architect of the imaginary

Carrières de Lumières – Les Baux de Provence

The 7,000m² Carrières de Lumières multimedia exhibition centre is honouring two 20th-century masters this year, with two immersive, digital shows. Dali: a retrospective of over 60 years of creative genius and the various artistic styles invented and explored by the Catalan master. Antonio Gaudí: initially criticized as ridiculous and provocative, Gaudi’s work was fervently defended by Dalí. This tribute to his architectural genius leads visitors on a quasi-mystical voyage of his UNESCO World Heritage constructions, from Park Güell to Casa Batlló, Casa Milà and La Sagrada Família.

March 6th, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021

Contemporary Art in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Les Giacometti

Fondation Maeght – Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence Unique in France, the “Giacometti” exhibition shines the spotlight on this astonishing family of artists originating from the Swiss village of Stampa. The show pivots around Alberto Giacometti – the family’s most famous member and his iconic spindly sculptures.

June 27th to November 22nd, 2020

1880-1980 – A century of powder boxes

Musée International de la Parfumerie – Grasse

The International Perfume Museum in Grasse and Library Forney in Paris are the co-curators of this astonishing show dedicated to powder boxes from 1880 to 1980, based on the private collection of Anne de Thoisy-Dallem, presented to the public for the very first time. 

May 29th to September 27th, 2020