Granet Museum, Aix-en-Provence
Labeled “Musée de France”, the Granet Museum is one of the most important provincial museums with major works of French painting from the 16th to the 20th century, but also from various Dutch, Flemish and Belgian schools. Nearly 600 works are exhibited and an entire room is dedicated to Paul Cézanne.
The Granet Museum continues to enrich its collections in order to offer its visitors objects from all eras and all cultures.
Since 2010, the new presentations of the French, Nordic and Italian painting collections from the 15th to the 18th complement the permanent collections (Granet, Ingres, Donation from Cézanne to Giacometti…) The visitor can thus discover nearly 500 paintings, sculptures and pieces of 'archeology.
Until September 26, 2021
Private collectors and prestigious museums such as those in Glasgow, Copenhagen, and Turin are also expected to lend objects to the Granet Museum for this exhibition. Reconstruction of a pharaoh's tomb. Among the major works, we can thus discover two magnificent contemporary bas-reliefs of the great pyramid of Cheops, several first-rate stelae, a sarcophagus and its mummy, the extraordinary mummy of the Nile monitor, whose tomography can be seen ( sectional view of the object) carried out to finally know precisely how the Egyptians embalmed it.
This curiosity is a rarity in the history of ancient Egypt. We will see a number of sculptures and funeral amulets from the different eras of this multi-thousand-year-old civilization. A major and monumental object, property of the Louvre, will also be exhibited: it is the 2m colossus representing a royal statue of the line of the Ramessides (1292> 1070 BC).
This impressive statue shows all the attributes of Egyptian royalty and in itself is a real lesson in Egyptology!
This exhibition will continue on the 1st floor in an educational, fun and popularization spirit aimed at all audiences, thanks to various devices created especially for this event. Videos, facsimiles of papyrus, tactile aids for the visually impaired, 3D presentation, games for children and an educational version of the game Assasin's Creed published by Ubisoft, will deal with the themes of life after death, writing and restorations objects from the Egyptian collection of the Granet Museum.
The exhibition thus conceived seeks to reach a very large audience made up of fans of Egyptian civilization and educational multimedia devices.
Until June 27 inclusive and from September 28: museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
From June 29 to September 26 inclusive: museum open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except July 4: open at 12 p.m.).
Closed on Mondays.
Initially, the museum was to present in spring 2021 a retrospective of the work of David Hockney, in partnership with the Tate Museum in London. Both museums are currently working on a rescheduling date.