Musée Calvet

Archaeology, Ancient Egyptian art, Art Deco, and fine arts from the sixteenth to twentieth century compose the rich collections of the Calvet Museum opened in 1835. They are due to bequests and acquisitions of the Calvet Foundation. A major collection of drawings is also kept but rarely exhibited because of the fragility of these materials. Among the collections of paintings, the museum has important works of the painters of l'Ecole d'Avignon (Simon de Chalons, Nicolas Mignard, Pierre Parrocel). Italian painting is also present as well as the works of northen and spanish masters.

Modern art has recently been redeveloped with the inauguration of the room Victor Martin (Chaim Soutine, Maurice de Vlaminck, Albert Gleizes).   Many exhibitions are organised by the Calvet Museum and a drawing competition is held every year, as Esprit Calvet had wished in his testament. The lounges of the Hotel Villeneuve-Martignan, in which are exposed part of the collections, recently undergone a restoration campaign. The collections are divided into different places in Avignon (Lapidary Museum, Petit Palais ..).

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