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On aime l’art…!!

Un choix d'Éric Mézil parmi les oeuvres de la Collection agnès b.

July 6 - November 5, 2017

While exhibitions have already revealed some of the major works collected by clothes designer agnès b. for over thirty years, the idea of carrying out her multi-faceted portrait project was never conceived on this scale. Both designer, and director of a film selected at the Venice Mostra, My name is Hmmmm, intimately linked with the world of…

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La vie secrète des plantes

Anselm Kiefer, Wolfgang Laib, Joseph Beuys, Lothar Baumgarten

July 6 - November 5, 2017

As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the Pompidou Centre, Lambert Collection is hosting one of the most iconic works by Anselm Kiefer, a major figure on the international art scene and the Lambert Collection.

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Leila Alaoui

Je te pardonne

July 6 - November 5, 2017

Leila Alaoui is a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist born in 1982 and died in January 2016 during terrorist attacks in Ouagadougou.

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Keith Haring

July 6 - November 5, 2017

"He was the first truly public artist, in the fullest sense of the word, his art and his life changed our conceptions of art and life in the 20th century."  Andy Warhol

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Les Combas De Lambert

Robert Combas

December 11, 2016 - June 5, 2017

The Collection Lambert honors this flagship artist of Figuration libre, an important figure on the international art scene since the 1980s.

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Rêvez !

Exhibition and Yvon Lambert Award for Young Artists

December 11, 2016 - June 5, 2017

The Collection Lambert inaugurates the first edition of the Yvon Lambert Prize for Young Creation and offers 2000 m2 of its new exhibition spaces to 75 young graduates from 7 art schools in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, to honor in a new way the young contemporary creation.

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Chefs d’oeuvre du Musée Angladon

Collection Jacques Doucet — Van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Sisley...

December 11, 2016 - February 26, 2017

The works of Chardin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas, Vuillard, Picasso, Modigliani, Man Ray and the great masters ofpainting usually exhibited in the Musée Angladon - Collection Jacques Doucet invest the contemporary spaces of the Collection Lambert. The first three rooms of the Hotel de Caumont are devoted to these works, reconnecting with one of the…

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A Summer at the Collection Lambert

Au Coeur - Amos Gitaï - Andres Serrano

July 3 - November 6, 2016

This summer, the Collection Lambert open its gates for 6 new exhibitions with unique partnership :

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Andres Serrano

Ainsi soit-il + A new look on the Collection Lambert

December 20, 2015 - June 12, 2016

Andres Serrano was born in New York, 1950. His photographs have been shown in some of the world's most prestigious museums, over the last 30 years. Yvon Lambert was one of the first French art collectors to show an interest in his work and reveal the artist’s strong ties to European culture and ancient art. It is therefore only natural that,…

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From Warhol to Basquiat

Hors les Murs : Les chefs d'oeuvres de la Collection Lambert au Musée de Vence

February 20 - May 22, 2016

« From Warhol to Basquiat » offers a journey in the core of Yvon Lambert’s collection, where those two huge tutelary figures of contemporary art stand for themes selected in this new exhibition : painting in all kind of forms, the image, representation as a modern icon, instant as a vision of death confronted to the most minimal practices…

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Patrice Chéreau

An Imaginary Museum from David, Guéricault, Goya, de La Tour to Bacon, Picasso, Richter...

July 11 - October 18, 2015

The exhibition, entitled “Patrice Chéreau, An Imaginary Museum, will be the first to pay homage to this giant of theatre, opera and film who, since his death in October 2013, has become a national icon in France.

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The Disappearance of the fireflies

Prison Sainte Anne. Avignon

May 18 - May 25, 2014

The year 2014 marks a watershed for the Collection Lambert in Avignon. Indeed, so as to offer an exceptional home to the important donation made by Yvon Lambert to the French state, comprising 556 contemporary artworks, the Collection Lambert must close its doors to the public until the summer of 2015 during the site's extension.  

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Oriental Mirages, Pomegranates & Prickly Pears

Mediterranean Comings and goings

December 9, 2012 - April 28, 2013

In the present day the Arab world allows itself to be seen by the rest of the world via satellite, internet and the Twitter generation, yet it used to be described to Westerners by writers and artists that carried out long and gruelling journeys that sometimes took months or even years. 

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The masterpieces of the Yvon Lambert donation

July 7 - November 11, 2012

> After celebrating its tenth anniversary, the Lambert Collection is entering a new phase.  During the President of the Republic’s official visit to the museum on 18 November 2011, Yvon Lambert confirmed he would donate his collection to the State for permanent conservation in Avignon. Since this date, Avignon city council and the Culture…

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Lawrence Weiner – Vik Muniz

December 11, 2011 > June 17, 2012

This Winter, the Collection Lambert in Avignon will present a double exhibition devoted to Lawrence Weiner and Vik Muniz from 11 December. In dedicating its exhibition spaces to two major artists on the international scene, the museum revives its dual presentations that have in the past allowed for the discovery of emerging artists and present the…

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Le temps retrouvé

Cy Twombly photographe et artistes invités

June 12 - November 20, 2011

In 2007, Cy Twombly presented the sublime exhibition specially for Avignon. Entitled “Blooming”, it featured a cycle of huge paintings on the theme of peonies and their typically Japanese poetry.

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I Believe in Miracles

10 years at the Collection Lambert

December 12, 2010 - May 8, 2011

The Collection Lambert en Avignon has come a long way since it opened in 2000. Successive exhibitions have earned it widespread recognition at regional and national level in France as well as on the international scene. Over the past ten years, the museum has played host to a large number of artists of different ages and nationalities, many of…

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Miquel Barceló

Terramare

June 27 - November 7, 2010

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Collection Lambert, the City of Avignon decided to organize a major exhibition devoted to the rich and many-facetted art of Miquel Barceló, an artist who divides his time between Paris, Majorca (where he was born) and the Dogon villages of Mali. This exhibition, curated by the Collection Lambert en Avignon,…

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Sans-Titre #1

Works of the Collection Lambert, Paintings of 1970s-1980s

October 24, 2009 - January 31, 2010

'Untitled #1' presents paintings and drawings from the Collection Lambert en Avignon. It includes both historic items and recent acquisitions, and provides an insight into the way the collection has developed and into the identity of its home. 

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Roni Horn

June 21 - October 4, 2009

Marine love, terrestrial love, celestial love: this is the trilogy of amorous feeling and aesthetic emotion that the great American artist Roni Horn invites us to explore in this huge summer retrospective occupying all the rooms of the Collection Lambert’s mansion and the main hall of the former railway depot in Arles, as part of the 'Rencontres…

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After Roma

December 14, 2008 - May 31, 2009

This is the second part of an exhibition entitled ‘Le Grand Tour’ (a reference to the journeys to Italy undertaken by European intellectuals from the seventeenth century onwards) which opened in spring 2008 at the Académie de France in Rome (Villa Medicis). ‘After Roma’ looks at the Collection Lambert from a new perspective.

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Douglas Gordon

Where Are the Keys?

July 6 - November 2, 2008

After last summer’s flamboyant, radiant and sunny exhibition given to Avignon by Cy Twombly, with the jubilant title ‘Blooming, a Scattering of Blossom and Other Things’, the summer of 2008 will be devoted to Scottish artist Douglas Gordon who, as a counterpoint to this explosion of joy worthy of Matisse, presents an altogether more gloomy,…

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Le Grand Tour

The Collection Lambert exhibited at the Villa Medicis in Rome

May 5 - June 15, 2008

Since the Collection Lambert took up residence at the Hôtel de Caumont in Avignon in 2000, it had been our dream to exhibit at the Villa Médicis in Rome. This honourable project became a reality when Richard Peduzzi, director of the Académie de France in Rome, met the art dealer and collector Yvon Lambert. Although everyone dreams of one day…

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Candice Breitz

Post Script

February 10 - May 18, 2008

On the contemporary art scene, Candice Breitz seems to be a symptom of our times. Representative of the Postproduction generation, her work suprises us by the radical way it makes use of new technology. Like other world famous artists who arrived at the forefront of the art world in the 1990s – Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Pierre Huyghe,…

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I Don’t Kiss

October 27, 2007 - January 20, 2008

Cy Twombly is a victim on two accounts: first, because a vulgar kiss was deliberately placed on one of his paintings that forms part of the collection at our museum in Avignon. Second,  because, as the artist said with irony, his name will now always be known in France, but only as that of a man who made a white canvas that was kissed by a woman…

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Cy Twombly

Blooming, A Scattering of Blossoms and other Things

June 5 - October 14, 2007

Cy Twombly has given the Collection Lambert a landmark exhibition. The last opportunity to see his work in France was the retrospective of works on paper at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, in 2001, previously presented at the Ermitage in Saint-Petersburg. Twombly produced a whole exhibition specially for Avignon, naturally working with…

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Let Us Render to Cézanne…

March 18 - May 20, 2007

The result of a day out walking in the countryside around Aix two years before the great celebrations of the Year of Cézanne, this exhibition at the Collection Lambert is actually the continuation of a ‘first draft’ presented last autumn on the Cours Mirabeau. Last year, following a preliminary project that was deemed too ambitious for the…

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Andres Serrano

La part maudite

November 18, 2006 - February 11, 2007

The Collection Lambert presents the first ever monographic exhibition in France devoted to the work of US photographer Andres Serrano, featuring over 150 photographs, including 110 produced by the Moscow Museum of Photography.

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5 ans – The Collection Lambert en Avignon

25 june. 2005 > 30 may. 2006

To mark the fifth anniversary of the museum, the summer show at the Collection Lambert, simply entitled ‘5 ans’ (‘5 years’), presents masterpieces from the collection. It harks back to the series of exhibitions entitled ‘Rendez-vous’ aimed at presenting Yvon Lambert’s collection in four parts. For the museum’s fifth anniversary,…

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