The Toulouse-Lautrec museum invites visitors to go back in time and discover the history of its collection, from its origins at the beginning of the 21th century to the most recent acquisitions through a temporary exhibition which will be held from October 21 to January XNUMX.
A retrospective of the history of the museum
How, from a first natural history cabinet that became an encyclopaedic museum, did the museum specialize and become the Toulouse-Lautrec museum, a reference institution on this Albigensian painter who is now world famous?
The exhibition will first introduce visitors to Albi's first museum and its eclectic collection (natural history specimens, archaeological goods, extra-Western curiosities, fine arts), then guide them through the history of the donation and inauguration of rooms dedicated to Toulouse-Lautrec, before showing them the creation of his collection of modern art. The tour will end with the current development of the museum's collection and its new acquisitions.
An original and didactic scenography
The tour will invite you to stroll through inspired spaces, cabinets of curiosities and old archaeological showcases. It will be given to discover the first hanging of paintings by Toulouse-Lautrec in the museum, in 1922, reproduced identically from period photographs. The codes of presentation of the works over time will be declined so we will move from a lighter room with less dense hanging, a trend long favored for modern and contemporary collections, to a space with walls painted in bright colors, reflecting trends. current museums.
Treasures from the reserves
Visitors will be surprised to discover new acquisitions and collections kept in reserve for decades. Restored for the occasion, these paintings, sculptures and little-known objects will amaze visitors with their quality and diversity.
Cane attributed to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Circa 1899 Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum – Gift of M. Curnonsky
Stephanus Vase: The Four Elements – decoration by Taxile DOAT (1851-1938) Manufacture nationale de Sèvres: model by Albert-Ernest CERRIER-BELLEUSE (1824-1887),
1881 – Porcelain – Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec museum
State deposit, Manufacture de Sèvres, inv. 2018.D.3475
Portrait of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, bareheaded from the front
Charles LAVAL (1861-1994) - 1883 - Oil on canvas - Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, inv. I.18 – Gift of Baron de Bermingham
Guided tours and workshops
The museum offers throughout the duration of the exhibition a program of guided tours and workshop visits, which will allow young and old to discover the exhibition in a detailed, original and/or fun way. A conference presented in the auditorium in November will develop and deepen the theme of
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|Opening hours from October 01 to May 31, 2024|
|Tuesday||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|Thursday||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|Friday||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|SATURDAY||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|Sunday||Open from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. and from 30 p.m. to 14 p.m.|
|Opening hours from June 01 to September 30, 2024|
|Monday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|Tuesday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|Wednesday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|Thursday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|Friday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|SATURDAY||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
|Sunday||Open from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m.|
Good plan Albi City pass
With Albi City pass, Entrances to the Toulouse-Lautrec museum are included!
- an entry to visit the permanent collections
- an entrance to access the temporary exhibition
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