Montpellier museum of raw and singular arts, Hérault, south of France

Open in april 2016

The Montpellier museum of raw and singular arts opened in april 2016. There is an important collection of raw and unique art. This movement of the 1920s, supported by the painter Jean Dubuffet, brings together people who have no culture or artistic training, inspired self-taught, who may found only this way of expressing themselves, and who , in their life, were able to sculpt, paint or draw. It is therefore a very particular universe that we can discover, very personal, very surprising but above all that does not leave indifferent and moves with sincerity. Patrick Michel, founder of this museum, specifies that it is a question of “qualifying works created by individuals interned in psychiatric hospitals. These works came from the heart. They symbolize what was deep inside them”.

A fund of 750 works

Raw Art, singular art, folk Art, Mail art, made by surrealists, european and american artists, from the beginning of the XXth century to this day. The authors, prisoners, psychiatric patients and marginalized people therefore do not leave indifferent. Aloïse Corbet, a swiss artist, fell in love with an emperor and was interned all her life. Fleury-Joseph Crépin was a medium and convinced that his creations could put an end to the war. Rosemarie Koczy, from Germany, represented the horror of the concentration camps.

A garden with sculptures in the Beaux Arts district

This ambitious museum includes permanent and temporary exhibitions halls, a garden with sculptures, a conference space and a bookshop.

Back to the cottages “In the shade of an olive tree”

After this unforgettable and surprising cultural family break, you can rest by the pool, in the sun, or cool off with a well-deserved bath, to the sound of cicadas or both, of course. The important thing is to make the most of your stay and vacations!

Useful informations

Open wednesday to sunday from 10 a.m à 1 p.m and from 2 a.m à 18 p.m. No entry after 5.30 p.m.
Duration of the visit: 2h minimum.
Tram line 2, Beaux Arts stop.
1 rue Beau Séjour
34090 Montpellier
Phone number: 04 67 14 83 00