Museums of Avignon Musées Mirabilis is the Big Summer Show
Contributor blog post by Aixcentric:
The wonderfully creative Arlésien designer Christian Lacroix has been given free rein to choose items from the museums of Avignon for ‘Mirabilis’, the summer show. And ‘marvellous’ it surely will be: visitors can see 350 to 400 works, documents and collections, from prehistory to ethnic collections to modern art, in unusual groupings of works of art from Avignon museums.
…Continue reading here. The show starts on June 29th and runs until January 15, 2019. As Lynne says with Christian Lacroix “expect the unexpected.”
Uniting Avignon Museums
Avignon Musées is an initiative spearheaded by Cécile Helle Mayor of Avignon 1st Vice President of Greater Avignon. The concept is to showcase the incredible artistic heritage of the city (and region) and collection of artefacts, via shared programming across five (5) museums.
For relatively small geography, the Avignon collection is immense. There are 1,200,000 works of art, objects of interest and archival documents. These pieces include prehistoric artefacts, Greco-Roman sculptures, Italian Renaissance art, works from the Impressionist period and modern works.
Located in the heart of Avignon the museums Calvet, Lapidaire, Petit Palais, Requien, Palais du Roure collectively form “Avignon Museums” opening their culture-filled doors to all ages.
The Culture Pass allows free access to museums for those under the age of 26.
Musée Calvet (website)
65, rue Joseph Vernet
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 33 84
Musée Lapidaire (website)
27, rue de la République
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 85 75 38
Petit Palais (website)
Palais des Archevêques
Place du Palais des Papes
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 86 44 58
Musée Requien (website)
67, rue Joseph Vernet
Tel: +33 (0)4 90 82 43 51
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Palais du Roure (website)
3, rue Collège du Roure
Tel: +33 (0)4 13 60 50 01
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Holidays