Under the umbrella name A British year at the museum!, Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts (Musée des Beaux-Arts) presents two exhibitions: British Stories at the museum and Absolutely Bizarre! at the gallery. The two shows will honour British painting, which remains largely unknown in France, while also celebrating the historic bonds that have linked Great Britain and Aquitaine for centuries.
Conversations between the Louvre Museum and Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts
November, 12th 2020-September, 19th 2021 Museum of Fine Arts
The British art collections held by the Bordeaux Museum of Fine Arts form a coherent corpus of thirty paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. This exhibition divided into sections is an occasion to admire them all and compare them with works loaned by the Louvre, the prestigious partner to this British year!.
"Absolutely Bizarre !"
Strange tales from the Bristol School of Artists (1800 - 1840)
June 2021 – October, 17th 2021 Gallery of Fine Arts
Both located in the south-west of their respective countries and sharing a history as colonial ports, Bordeaux and Bristol were twinned over 70 years ago. While the two cities have pursued numerous exchanges over the years, the Bristol School of Artists, which has gone largely unexamined in France, has never been celebrated to date this side of the English Channel.