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Cultural outings organized by the association
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
A day in Hem, Croix and Roubaix
Guided tour of the Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus-et-de-la-Sainte-Face chapel in Hem.
A remarkable testimony to the revival of sacred art in the late 50s, the chapel is a rare example of total art, the fruit of close collaboration between the client, the clergy, architect H. Baur and artists A. Manessier, E. Dodeigne, G. Rouault...
Guided tour of the Villa Cavrois in Croix. Built between 1930 and 1932 for industrialist Paul Cavrois, the villa is the work of architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, who also designed the décor, furniture and grounds. After 12 years of renovation, the villa opened to the public in 2015.
Lunch at "Le Comte" restaurant in Hem.
Musée La Piscine, Roubaix:
"Beaux-Arts" itinerary, guided tour of the flagship works of the museum, which reopened in October 2018 after extension work enabling the redeployment of its rich collections.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Senlis: "Diptyque Maurice Denis - Paul Sérusier" exhibition
Chantilly: "La Joconde nue" exhibition
Musée de la Vénerie: "La Légende de saint Hubert", thefirst major Nabi decoration by Maurice Denis, on exceptional loan from the Musée Maurice Denis in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.Musée d'Art & d'Archéologie: "Autour de Paul Sérusier - Images de tisserands 1880 à 1914".
These two exhibitions with related themes were presented by Marie-Bénédicte Astier-Dumarteau, curator of the museums of the City of Senlis, and Luc Camino, president of the Association des Amis des Musées municipaux de Compiègne.
The mysterious "Nude Mona Lisa" or Mona Vanna, the Mona Lisa's "naked double".
This emblematic and forgotten work, acquired by the Duc d'Aumale in 1862, is revealed thanks to a fascinating investigation carried out on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death.
The visit was commented on by Mathieu Deldicque, Curator of Heritage at the Musée Condé and curator of the exhibition, before we enjoyed some free time for a stroll in the park, in glorious sunshine.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
A day at Montreuil-sur-Mer and Valloires Abbey
Guided tour of Montreuil-sur-Mer, a medieval town surrounded by 3 km of ramparts built under Philippe-Auguste. Admire the town's 18th-century mansions, typical low-rise houses, narrow streets and alleyways. Victor HUGO made Jean Valjean the mayor of Montreuil, in the guise of Monsieur Madeleine.
Guided tour of the Valloires gardens, designed by landscape architect Gilles CLEMENT. Classified as remarkable gardens, they boast more than 5,000 species, old roses and rare shrubs, divided into five atmospheric gardens covering 8 hectares.Guided tour of Valloires Abbey. Founded in 1137 by the Counts of Ponthieu, Valloires is the only Cistercian abbey to have been preserved in its 18th-century state.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
A day in Sèvres:
Musée de la céramique et Manufacture
Morning: musée national de la céramique
Guided tour of the permanent collections and temporary exhibition at the Musée de Sèvres.
lunch at the "Les Marronniers" restaurant in Sèvres.
Afternoon: Visit to the Manufacture.
Since 1740, under the reign of Louis XV and thanks to the influence of Madame de Pompadour, the Manufacture has asserted its patrimonial and experimental vocation in terms of artistic creation.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Guided tour of the Asian Arts room at the Musée Antoine Vivenel
Free visit reserved for members, during which we discovered a selection of very fine works from Japan, China, India, Iran and Southeast Asia: decorative arts, drawings, sculptures, weapons and Noh theater masks.
These objects, dating from the 17th to the 19th century, were collected and bequeathed to the museum by Antoine Vivenel (1799-1862) and the Marquis de Thuisy (1836-1913).
Updated February 20, 2024
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