British Stories Exhibition
Conversations between the Louvre Museum and Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts, Until the reopening of national museums - September, 19th 2021
Gilbert Stuart, Portrait of Mrs James Arden, vers 1794 © Musée des Beaux-Arts, Ville de Bordeaux.
Joshua Reynolds, Miss Frances Kemble, actress, 1784. Paris, musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Gérard Blot.
Johan Zoffany, Le Triomphe de Vénus, huile sur toile, 1760, © Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux.
Benjamin West, Phaéton sollicitant d’Apollon la conduite du char du Soleil, 1804. Paris, musée du Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi.
About the British Year
PUBLICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
These two exhibitions will be accompanied by two scientific publications, including a catalogue for the exhibition Absolutely Bizarre! You might also be interested in the international colloquium on Portrait Art in English Painting (1750-1900) co-organised by the universities of Toulouse and Bordeaux in collaboration with the Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts, running in June, 30 and July 1, 2, 2021.
A programme of concerts, organised in partnership with the Opéra and the Nouvelle-Aquitaine PSEMD (Dance and Music Teacher Training School), talks, themed tours and educational projects held as part of the Le musée sort de ses murs [The museum goes beyond its walls] contribute to making this Fine British Season a rare occasion to understand the culture of our British friends and admire this wealth in a complex geopolitical context. Bordeaux Mériadeck Library will also be one of our year partners, hosting numerous events on its premises in connection with exploring English literature.
Exhibitions curated by:
Sophie Barthélémy, director of the Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts
Sandra Buratti-Hasan, deputy director of Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts, conservator of the 19th and 20th century Collections
Guillaume Faroult, conservator of French 18th century and British and American art, Louvre and, for Absolutely Bizarre !, Jenny Gaschke of the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
Exhibition edition: under the scientific direction of Guillaume Faroult. Translation in English : Benjamin Aguilar Laguierce, 9h05 International.
Exhibition design: Sandrine Iratçabal, Atelier SIGMAS, Bordeaux.
Lighting: Géraud Périole.