FRANCE 2018: Major Openings

Press release

LUMA Foundation

Arles - PACA

Partial Opening – 2018

Just a stone’s throw from the city’s Roman Amphitheater, Arles has become home to an exciting project: the Luma Foundation’s experimental and contemporary art center. Partially open and hosting exhibitions, the striking center will be completed early 2019 along with an ultra contemporary structure designed by Frank Gehry. Read more

Museum of Roman Civilisation

Nîmes - Occitania

Opening June 2, 2018

the city of Nîmes is notable for its well preserved Roman sites and edifices, including the Maison Carrée, its two-tiered 2000-year old amphitheater and the nearby Roman aqueduct, the Pont du Gard.Opening June 2, 2018, the Musée de la romanité will be dedicated to the Roman civilization. Read more

The Maritime and Sea Museum

Bordeaux - Nouvelle Aquitaine

Opening – June 2018 This marine and seafaring museum, housed in a novel structure by Norbert Fradin, will draw visitors into an exciting and interactive experience of the sea in all its rich complexity. The museum will open with an impressive inaugural exhibition titled Monet and the Sea featuring 40 works from the Impressionist master. Read more


Franco-American Museum of Blérancourt

Blérancourt - Hauts-de-France

Reopened – June 2017

The Franco-American Museum of Blérancourt in Picardy, recently reopened after an ambitious expansion that includes a new wing and reorganization to showcase its comprehensive collection of art and documents dedicated to the Franco-American relationship. The museum was founded by Anne Morgan, the remarkable daughter of U.S. industrialist, philanthropist and art collector J.P. Morgan. She transformed the Château de Blérancourt, her WWI and post-war headquarters in Picardy, into the Franco-American Museum. After she donated it in 1931 to the French Government, it was declared a national museum. Read more


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