With a view to making a future donation, gallerist and collector Yvon Lambert decided to place on loan 350 artworks. Housed in an 18th century mansion, these works are borrowed from his personal collection that at this stage comprises more than 1200 artworks dating from the 1960s to the present day. A site for creativity, exchange and diffusion, with museum attendance levels doubling since the first two years of opening, Collection Lambert proposes five zones within the 2000 m² of the museum: exhibitions, preventive conservation, activities targeting young viewers, the museum bookshop and artists' editions and the restaurant situated in the hôtel particulier's courtyard.
Three exhibitions are organised each year, often in connection with current artistic events, the Avignon Theatre Festival or in co-production with international institutions. These exhibitions have enabled the museum to shine, as much from a regional as from an international standpoint. In autumn and winter a monographic exhibition allows for the discovery of an already established or emerging artist's work.
Each of these exhibitions becomes a veritable mise-en-scène with each artist freely taking over the spaces in which they have chosen to present video or painting, photography or installations.
In the spring part of the collection is presented or a large thematic exhibition is organised in the museum.
Finally in summer, large scale events touching the general public and enlightened art lovers alike bring new perspectives on contemporary art, associated with classic, older artworks:
The Collection Lambert also organises exhibitions in Provence (Arles, Marseilles, Aix-en-Provence, Tarascon...) and overseas.
Guilio Paolini - La Montagne Sainte Victoire
Sol LeWitt - Wall Painting
Andres Serrano - The Church (Soeur Jeanne Myriam, Paris)
Miquel Barceló - Sans titre
The Fripons et demi's studio at the Collection Lambert
Sol LeWitt - Incomplete Open Cube, 7 Parts, Variation n°6
5, rue Violette - 84000 Avignon
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