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Musée des Beaux-Arts

Agen | Modern and Contemporary art - Decorative arts - Fine arts
Price
€4.4 - €5.4
Presentation
Founded in 1876, located in the historic heart of the City, the museum is housed in four superb mansions of the Renaissance, open on beautiful courtyards. It is "one of the richest museums of the Southwest" and this, in a nice ride simulating the inside of a wealthy collector, a collection of paintings and sculptures, furniture and European medieval pottery in the nineteenth century. The museum's collections offer a broad overview of the history of art from prehistoric times to the twentieth century.

The museum is best known for its rich collection of Spanish works of XVIIIeet nineteenth centuries, including exceptional five paintings by Francisco Goya bequeathed by Count Chaudordy (1826-1899), Ambassador of France in Spain, the most famous is the 'Self-Portrait of 1783 other paintings by Goya left by the Count are a Mass Relevailles, a fantastic scene titled Caprichos, sketching the equestrian portrait of Ferdinand VII and Le Ballon.

The archeology section of the museum is made ​​up of objects from sites lot-et-Garonne: the collection of Celtic and Gallo-Roman constitutes a major aspect. In 2000, Camille Aboussouan donation has enriched the museum, a beautiful Eastern archeology staffing (objects of the Bronze Age to the time of the Crusades, from Lebanon and Syria.
Hours

10:00 - 18:00

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Other information

Contact details

  • Name: Musée des Beaux-Arts
  • Address: Place du Docteur Esquirol - 47916 - Agen - France
  • Phone: (33) 05 53 69 47 23

Services

Librairie, Carterie

Activities

Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier pédagogique, Conférence, Concert, Projection

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