Exposition Albert Bergevin "Regards sensibles"

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Exposition Albert Bergevin "Regards sensibles"

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, the town of Avranches presents a tribute to Albert Bergevin, an Avranches artist who left his mark on the town?s history throughout his life and right up to his death.

After training at the Julian and Ranson academies, Bergevin had a promising start to his career in Paris, where he rubbed shoulders with some of the great names in the art world (Maurice Denis and Sérusier were among his students). Nevertheless, dividing his time between Paris, Avranches and Saint-Jean-le-Thomas for many years, Albert Bergevin continued to produce numerous works throughout his life: family and intimate scenes, landscapes of the Mont Saint-Michel bay, urban settings, fascination with fairground arts and the world of show business. He left an abundant body of work, mainly in the hands of private collectors, and some 100 of them in the Musée d?art d?Avranches.

The exhibition brings together 140 paintings and drawings from public and private collections in nine stages:

> Self-portraits and workshops.
> Parisian life and the world of show business.
> Avranches, a privileged setting for inspiration.
> The family, an inexhaustible subject.
> The Bay of Mont Saint Michel, a vacation and contemplative setting.
> Bouquets, still lifes and animals.
> Landscapes.
> Circuses and showmen: nomadic life.
> A look at his contemporaries.

In June 2024, as the world celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Liberation, the exhibition will include a second section outside the walls of the Scriptorial, in the town itself, with the reproduction of extracts from the painter?s "notebooks" dating from the period 1939 to 1945. This illustrated diary, which he kept throughout his life, provides a vivid description of the world around him, and a moving account of the occupation, bombing and liberation of Avranches, which he experienced as a resident of one of the town?s historic districts.

The Albert Bergevin, regards sensibles exhibition is organized by the Avranches Scriptorial in collaboration with the Bergues museum, where it will be presented in 2025.

Bérengère Jehan, Director of Avranches Patrimoines.
Chloé Gusmini, collections manager...

April to September: open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.
October to March: Tuesday to Saturday, 2 to 6pm.
Closed in January.

Cultural activities.
Information and reservations.
For adults, schools and extra-curricular activities: tours, events.
patrimoine@avranches.fr or 02 33 79 57 00.

Guided tours :
"Regards sensibles": every Thursday during school vacations (zone B) at 11 a.m. in spring and summer, at 3 p.m. in autumn and winter.
"Carnets" tours inspired by stories of the Second World War: April 27, May 25, June 29, every Wednesday morning during the summer vacations (July 10 to August 28, except July 31).

Exhibition catalog published by Ouest France.

Type of events

  • Cultural
  • Exhibitions


  • Other
  • Painting


  • Base rate 9€
  • Reduced rate 5€
  • Free

Dates and times

    • From 06 April 2024 to 08 March 2025
  • Access and location


    6 Place d'Estouteville
    50300 AVRANCHES


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