2024 | Maeght Foundation expands & turns 60

La Fondation Maeght
La Fondation Maeght
La Fondation Maeght
La Fondation Maeght
La Fondation Maeght
Press kit

Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the Maeght Foundation which is located on the outskirts of one of the gems of the Côte d’Azur, the village of Saint-Paul de Vence. It was inaugurated July 26, 1964 by celebrated writer & Minister of Culture, André Malraux, who was also a close friend of the Maeghts. The foundation was at the time France’s very first private art institution, modeled on American institutions like the Guggenheim Foundation and the Barnes and Phillips Collections.

Preview and highlights of what’s to come:

To coincide with the 60th anniversary of the foundation, a significant expansion to its exhibit spaces is being built. Respecting the original building designed by Sert, the project will include additions of a 585m2 (6,297 square feet) gallery under the Giacometti courtyard as well as an adjacent 85m2 gallery (915 square feet) and other features designed by architect Silvio d’Ascia. The foundation’s impressive collection of 1300 artworks of 20th & early 21st century masters will be reorganized.

Also, a major exhibition Amitiés, Bonnard-Matisse pour les 60 ans de la Fondation Maeght will be held starting June 29, 2024 which will include exceptional loans of works that will be shown through the very special lens of the friendship between these two major artists and with Aimé Maeght.

More later in the year and early 2024

Dezarts (Paris)
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 61 10 53 | +33 (0)6 70 56 63 24
Email: fondationmaeght@dezarts.fr

Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul de Vence)
Email: communication@fondation-maeght.com

ABOUT LA FONDATION MAEGHT “The Fondation Maeght is home to one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe, featuring paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphic works by renowned 20th-century figures including Pierre Bonnard, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Diego Giacometti, Wassily Kandinsky, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Joan Miró, Pierre Tal Coat, Germaine Richier, and Raul Ubac. The collection also contains work by post-war and contemporary artists including Anna-Eva Bergman, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Eduardo Chillida, Christo, Marco Del Re, Gérard Garouste, Jörg Immendorff, Ellsworth Kelly, Wifredo Lam, Joan Mitchell, Takis and Antoni Tàpies…La Fondation was established by Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, a visionary couple who were publishers and art dealers, and who represented and were friends with some of the most important artists of the era, including Braque, Miró and Giacometti, as well as Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Marc Chagall, and many others.”


Marion Fourestier - Director of Communications
Atout France USA, The France Tourism Development Agency