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Musée GRANET : Exhibitions FABIENNE VERDIER - Sur les Terres de Cezanne + SAINTE(S) VICTOIRE(S) : Cezanne, Picasso, Tal Coat, Masson Granet ...

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  • Exposition Fabienne Verdier
fabienne-verdier-photo-ph-chancel-2018-2-197553Exposition Fabienne Verdier

FABIENNE VERDIER / From June 21th to october 13rd, open every day except monday, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

This exhibition retraces Fabienne Verdier’s journey, from her return to France from China, where she lived for over a decade, to artworks created in recent months in the quarries of Bibémus, opposite Sainte-Victoire, at the top of the legendary mountain, in Saint-Antonin and other places. This is the artist’s first retrospective in France.
This exhibition will allow visitors to appreciate the artist’s work in its entirety, to better understand the lessons she learned from Chinese scholars following the Cultural Revolution and to see how, following her return to France, Fabienne Verdier developed a new aesthetic by basing herself on major movements of Western painting, from Flemish Primitives to Abstract Expressionists. The museum’s exhibition space explores six major themes to provide an overview of the artist’s work, its evolution, depth and variety.
Finally, the exhibition also features brand-new creations from her outdoor experience in and around Cézanne landmarks, revealing for the first time how the artist was inspired by nearly two years of exploring the mountain Sainte Victoire and places familiar to Cézanne.

SAINTE[S] VICTOIRE[S] / From May 18th to September  29th, open every day except monday, from 10 pm to 7:00 pm.

In 1989, on August 28, a fire destroyed the entire southern face of Sainte-Victoire and the upper part of the north face to the Priory and the Croix de Provence. The fire destroyed 5,000 hectares, or nearly 60% of the site. It is a shock, which is transformed into a real awareness at the origin of the creation of the Grand Site Sainte-Victoire whose mission is to prevent, maintain, equip and develop the massif. The following summer, in 1990, Granet museum organized an exhibition benefiting from Cezanne masterpieces lent by the greatest museums of the world: the Musée d'Orsay, the Metropolitan, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Picasso Museum - Paris, The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, The Museum of Fine Art in San Francisco, The National Gallery in Washington, The Museum of Art in Cleveland, The National Gallery in Edinburgh, The Kunstmuseum Basel. In 2019, 30 years after the fire, nature has definitely taken back its rights. In commemoration of this catastrophe and to mark its repair, the Granet museum wishes to evoke this emblematic site sublimated by the great artists of the 19th to the 21st century. At the center of this evocation is Paul Cézanne with several of his views of the Sainte-Victoire mountain. Among these is the exceptional Sainte-Victoire from the former Gurlitt collection, now owned by the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland, from which Aix obtained the exceptional deposit. In addition to the works of the master of Aix and according to a chronological development, this event also gives to see how Constantine, Granet, Loubon, Grésy, Guigou, but also Picasso, Masson, Tal Coat and Plossu were inspired by this emblematic mountain and this unusual pattern.



  • Open from tuesday to sundays, 10 pm to 7 pm
  • Duration : 1h to 2h
  • Ticket includes the current exhibitions, the permanent collection, and the Annex Granet XXe Planque collection (this annex will be open at  2 pm next July 20 & 21) located Place Jean Boyer (on the top of Marechal Joffre street).

Pets are forbidden.


  • Adult : 8€
  • Disabled people and their carer: 6€
  • Free for City Pass Aix en Provence owner
  • Free for  child under 18s, student under 26s.


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.52548
Longitude : 5.45257