The Maeght Foundation, a unique site dedicated to art

The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is a unique example of a private European Foundation. Inaugurated on July 28th 1964 by André Malraux, then Minister of Cultural Affairs, this architectural ensemble was entirely conceived and financed by Marguerite and Aimé Maeght to present modern and contemporary art in all its forms. Painters and sculptors collaborated closely in the realisation of this Foundation with Catalan architect Lluís Sert by creating frequently monumental works integrated into the building and gardens: the Giacometti courtyard, one of the world’s most famous ‘in-situ’ works, the Miró labyrinth filled with sculptures and ceramics, the mural mosaics by Chagall and Tal-Coat, the pool and stained glass window by Braque, the Bury fountain…

 

A true museum in nature, the Maeght Foundation is an exceptional site that contains one of the most important collections in Europe, with paintings, sculptures; drawings and graphic works of modern art from the 20th century (Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Miró, Ubac…) and contemporary artists (Adami, Calzolari, Caro, Del Re, Dietman, Kelly, Mitchell, Monory, Oh Sufan, Takis, Tàpies...).

 

More than 200,000 visitors come each year to the Maeght Foundation, which has put on over 100 monographic or thematic exhibitions since its opening. The Maeght Foundation is dedicated to art from our era. During the temporary exhibitions, only a part of the permanent collection is on display. Many exhibitions are also organized every year in museums in France and abroad based on the Foundation’s collections.

 

Leaflet of the Maeght Foundation

The Library

The Library is open to the public and contains over 30,000 volumes on modern and contemporary art. Accessible to researchers and members of the Société des Amis (Society of Friends), this library is the testimony of a memorial of his time.

Information: 04 93 32 45 98 or bibliotheque@fondation-maeght.com    (Consultation by appointment)

The "Société des Amis"

The "Société des Amis de la Fondation Maeght" (Society of Friends of the Maeght Foundation) brings together members who participate in outreach of the Foundation Maeght in France and abroad and contribute to the enrichment of its collections. They enjoy many benefits and activities around the exhibitions of the Foundation are offered.

Information: 04 93 32 45 91 ou societedesamis@fondation-maeght.com

www.amis-fondation-maeght.com

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