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The “Aperosé” evenings

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Every year, when warm summer days and evenings arrive, we open the doors of our rooftop terrace and propose to every single one of you to come for an aperitif!

The programme includes a stunning view over the rooftops of our town, refreshing glasses of local wines, Champagne, Spritz, served with olives and small or large plates of charcuterie.

We expect you to be numerous in order to share a special moment with us!

Annie Leibovitz The Early Years:
1970 – 1983. Archive Project #1

From May 27th to September 24th
La Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers, Arles.

Over the past six years, the LUMA Foundation has nurtured a series of ongoing collaborations with several artists, resulting in a Living Archive Program that integrates diverse forms of art, including photography, design, literature, film, and dance. The next step of this experimental and multidisciplinary program will make these resources available to the public in a manner intended by the artists. Open to students, scholars, artists, and visitors, LUMA’s Living Archive Program will be housed in a shared space located at the foundation’s Parc des Ateliers site in Arles, France, and will enable discovery, consultation, and research through a series of exhibitions, scholarly projects, and special events. 

In anticipation of the completion of the building that will house this dynamic program, the LUMA Foundation is pleased to announce the acquisition and inaugural exhibition of the archives of legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, who has created iconic portraits for nearly fifty years. Intended as the first of several major projects dedicated to the study and reinterpretation of the artist’s living archives, Annie Leibovitz Archive Project #1: The Early Years consists of over eight thousand photographs taken between 1968 and 1983, traces her development as a young artist, and follows her successes in the 1970s as she documented the culture that defined this pivotal era.

The photography archive of LUMA Arles is supported by Parfums Christian Dior.

Image: Annie Leibovitz, photographs from the “driving” series. © Annie Leibovitz

“Calm and Exaltation. Van Gogh in the Bührle Collection”

From 4 March to 17 September 2017

The exhibition Calm and Exaltation. Van Gogh in the Bührle Collection presents eight paintings by Vincent van Gogh. This selection allows us to see not only the different phases in the Dutch artist’s career, but also the vision of a collector, the Swiss industrialist Emil Bührle (1890–1956), for whom it was crucial that his collection should convey the stylistic development of each artist represented within it. Thus the thread running through his dazzling acquisitions of works by Van Gogh is the lightening and brightening of Vincent’s palette and his synthesis of different influences in his art. The Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles has been granted the loan of six canvases from the Foundation E. G. Bührle Collection, Zürich, which holds in all seven works by Van Gogh. These six canvases are presented here alongside two other loans.

Tour of the Construction Info Centre

LUMA Arles

LUMA Arles is a new experimental cultural complex grouping artists, researchers and creators from different sectors with the idea of developing interdisciplinary projects and exhibitions.
Located to the south of the Arles historic city center, the project consists of the renovation of the former SNCF repair shops site, covering a total of 10 hectares, and the creation of a public park at the “Parc des Ateliers”. The “Parc des Ateliers” Ressource building will be inaugurated in 2018. But already artistic programs developed in collaboration with the LUMA Arles Core Group are being periodically presented in buildings that have recently been inaugurated : The Main Hall, The Blacksmiths‟ Shop and the Mechanics‟ Shop.

Join the LUMA Arles knowledgable staff and register for a public tour of our Construction Info Centre at the Parc des Ateliers to discover the history of the Parc des Ateliers and learn about the architectural and cultural projects of LUMA Arles.
At the Construction Info Centre you will have the opportunity to ‘virtually’ walk through two buildings: the new building designed by Frank Gehry and the Atelier de la Mécanique, one of the original, industrial buildings renovated by Selldorf Architects. Samples of the materials used for the buildings are also presented and you will be able to see the entire construction site from a panorama-terrace.

Tours are free and last approximately 1h 15min. They start at the Maison du Projet, which is located at the Parc des Ateliers, 33 avenue Victor Hugo, in Arles.
Please note that for security reasons, the virtual visit is only available for children aged 13 years and over.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the LUMA Arles team at or by phone: +334 90 47 76 17.

“Alice Neel: Painter of Modern Life”

Exhibition from March 04th to September 17th 2017

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles


Alice Neel, Jackie Curtis et Ritta Redd, 1970. Huile sur toile, avec cadre: 154,30 x 108,90 cm, sans cadre: 152,40 x 106,40 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2009.345 © Succession d’Alice Neel

This retrospective of paintings by Alice Neel (1900–1984) – one of North America’s most important female artists, although largely unappreciated during her own lifetime – is the fruit of a collaboration between several European institutions. The exhibition at the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles places the US painter and her realist brush firmly in the spotlight. Imbued with a powerful psychological dimension, Neel’s portraits bear witness to almost a century of evolution in attitudes towards gender and ethnicity, and to radical changes in fashion at the heart of American society. Working in an epoch that declared abstraction the new modernism, Neel would always remain a “painter of modern life” as imagined by Baudelaire, with whom she shared the same vision of modernity and the artist’s role in relation to it.
Hallmarked at once by expressionism and realism, Alice Neel’s oeuvre translates the paradoxical personality of its maker, who wanted to paint individuals from all social classes and create a visual history of her time – a “Human Comedy”.
Conceived by Jeremy Lewison, the leading expert on Alice Neel, the exhibition presents more than seventy paintings, including a portrait of Andy Warhol “laid bare” under the artist’s keen gaze. After the Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki and the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in The Hague, the Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles welcomes this major exhibition from 4 March to 17 September 2017, after which it will travel on to Germany and the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.

Source: Fondation Vincent van Gogh – Arles



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