1 exhibition / 2 places
Saint Martin museum / Adhemars' chateau

The Saint Martin museum and the Adhemars' chateau in Montemlimar are once again joining forces to present an exhibition dedicated to the famous Drôme artist Pierre Boncompain and to the important donation he made to the city of Montélimar. Works by the artist (on paper, pastels, tapestries, ceramics) are presented alongside works of great masters such as Pablo Picasso, Edward Manet, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Raoul Dufy...

Born in Valence in 1938, Pierre Boncompain studied at the Émile Loubet high school in Valence and the Saint-Joseph college in Avignon. In 1957 he won the prize of the Regional Council of Drôme chaired by the writer Jacques Laurent. In 1959 he entered the National School of Decorative Arts and became major of his promotion before joining the National School of Fine Arts in the Legueult workshop. In 1970 he was selected for the Charles Paquement prize from the Friends of the Museum of Modern Art and won the Grand Prix de la Critique. A resident of the Lourmarin Castle Foundation in 1972, he was sent on a cultural mission to India in 1977 along with writers Michel Tournier and Robert Sabatier. Eleven years after the major retrospective organized at the Château de Chenonceau in 1991, he exhibited at the Shanghai Art Museum. Regularly invited across the Atlantic, he realised a large wall painting in 2002 for the Johnson Foundation in Hamilton, New Jersey.

Pass château / museum : 6€ - discounted 4€

Valid 7 days

Around the exhibition

Museums night
Saturday 19 May
6pm - 10pm
Free entrance

Exhibition guided tours
In May, June and September: on Sundays at 11am at the Saint Martin museum and at 2:30pm at the chateau.
In July and August: every day at 11am at the Saint Martin museum and at 2:30pm at the chateau
In October, November and December: Sundays 21/10, 4/11, 23/12 and 30/12 at 11am a the Saint Martin museum and 2:30pm at the chateau

Pierre Boncompain's interview (in French)

What else to see

  • Show
  • Night Festival 2018
  • Blood Wedding
  • 27 JUNE > 25 AUG 2018
  • Grignan

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  • Cinema
  • In partnership with the De l'Ecrit à l'Ecran festival
  • Cinema under the stars
  • 15, 22, 29 JULY AND 12 AUG 2018
  • Adhémar / Montélimar

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