© André Hambourg - collection Ville de Deauville
© André Hambourg - collection Ville de Deauville
© André Hambourg - collection Ville de Deauville

PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

AN EXTRAORDINARY EXHIBITION OF ANDRE HAMBOURG’S WORKS

Starting point of the reflection about the Franciscaines, it shows the donation made to the City by André Hambourg’s spouse, including 536 paintings made from 1925 to 1999. Painter of the Fleet, lithographer and designer, he developed a representational art which found its inspiration on the “Côte Fleurie”. The donation will be complemented by about forty works collected by the artist or exchanged with his colleagues (Marie Laurencin, Foujita, Van Dongen, Derain…). In the museum space exclusively dedicated to the artist, a rotation of works will be organized to show to the public most of the paintings belonging to the collection. The profusion of drawings encourages the creation of a permanent space completely devoted to their valorisation. Different themes will trace the evolution of André Hambourg’s paintings in the broader framework of the art history of that period, comparing his artistic production to that of other artists.

A PLACE OF DESTINATION

The exhibition is integral part of a process involving the exchange of temporary exhibitions with other museums and institutions, such as Beaux-Arts, History and archaeology or Science and technology museums, in France and abroad, to multiply and diversify the exhibition agenda proposed to the public.

To establish its role an attractive and flourishing place of destination, the Franciscaines agenda is regularly adjusted or modified, proposing new events in the longer or shorter term. This choice is the main feature of this place, fascinating regular or occasional visitors. Each year, the program proposes temporary exhibitions –including a major exhibition in high season-, lectures, concerts…