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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 The 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 February 12 – May 24, 2021, and at the Musée Fabre de Montpellier from July 3 – October 17, 2021.

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 23, 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.

A symposium will be held in conjunction with these exhibitions entitled “Artistic Relations Between France and the United States (1918-1964),” to discuss the new historiographical directions in this field. Colleagues from the Musée d’Arts de Nantes, the Musée Fabre de Montpellier, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, and Centre de la Vieille Charité in Marseille will participate in the symposium, which will be held at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Paris on May 21, 2021.

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.