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Hôtel de Caumont – Art Center

Visit one of the most beautiful private mansions in Aix-en-Provence, dating from the 18th century.

In proximity of the Cours Mirabeau, the Hotel de Caumont – Art Center is a major cultural hub in Aix-en-Provence. A visit to the townhouse immerses you in the refined atmosphere of this exceptional place: from the courtyard to the historic salons and gardens. Visitors can admire important temporary exhibitions dedicated to great names in the history of art: from the 14th Century to the present. Both cultural events, and cultural encounters bring this place to life.

Bonnard et le Japon
30 April – 6 October 2024

In 2024, the Hôtel de Caumont will dedicate its summer exhibition to the genius of Pierre Bonnard and the influence on him of Japanese art. This will be the first exhibition on the subject, showing how Bonnard – once known as the “Nabi très japonard” (very Japanese Nabi) – assimilated the aesthetics of Japanese art into his treatment of space, time and movement, creating works that renounced naturalism and impressionism. Works by the French painter will be exhibited alongside Japanese prints to illustrate the similarities and formal affinities between them, and the importance for Bonnard of this source of inspiration.