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An American Season in France

The Musée d’Arts de Nantes, the Musée Fabre de Montpellier, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, and the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille will present three exhibitions and a symposium that together celebrate “An American Season in France.”

The celebrated programs will begin with United States of Abstraction: American Artists in France, 1946-1964 [https://framemuseums.org/the-united-states-of-abstraction-american-artists-infrance-1946-1964/], an exhibition held at the Musée d’Arts de Nantes from the re-opening of the museums in France to June 27 or July 18, 2021, and at the Musée Fabre de Montpellier from July 16 – October 17, 2021 (if the exhibition ends on June 27 in Nantes) or from August 5 to October 21 (if the exhibition ends on July 18 in Nantes).

The second exhibition, Stanley William Hayter and the World in an Atelier – Converging Stories of Surrealism and Abstraction, [https://framemuseums.org/stanley-william-hayters-atelier-17-towardsa-free-print/], will be on view at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes from February 12 through May 3, 2021.

The Musées de Marseille will present the third exhibition in this series, Surrealism in American Art, [https://framemuseums.org/surrealism-in-american-art/], at the Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille from May 11  through September 26, 2021.

In conjunction with these exhibitions, FRAME will host a virtual symposium about Expanding and Redirecting Historical Research Related to Franco-American Artistic Relationships between 1918 and 1964 on Friday, May 21st between 11 AM and 2 PM Eastern Standard Time. Colleagues from the Musée d’Arts de Nantes, the Musée Fabre de Montpellier, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes,Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art will participate. The virtual symposium is free and open to all but pre-registration is. Registration opens May 3.

John-Franklin Koening, Rock and Lichen, Lopez Island, Summer, 1951. Color print on Royal Kodak digital satin paper. Musée d'arts de Nantes. (c) Claire and John Koenig (c) Cécile Clos.
John-Franklin Koening, Rock and Lichen, Lopez Island, Summer, 1951. Color print on Royal Kodak digital satin paper. Musée d'arts de Nantes. (c) Claire and John Koenig (c) Cécile Clos.