Avignon

The fabulous stories of Theseus

From 09/07 to 04/12/2022.
Closed on Tuesday.
July to September: 10-1 / 2-7.

October to December: 10 - 1 / 2-5.

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Exhibition in partnership with the Louvre.
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Since its inception, the Petit Palais museum has displayed the famous series of four marriage chests known as cassoni, that belonged to the Campana collection and that tell the story of Theseus and Minotaur in fine detail.
In 2019, a fifth panel, comparable to the four cassoni, showing an episode from the life of Theseus and his son Hippolyte, resurfaced on the art market.
The Louvre purchased it in order to deposit it with the Petit Palais museum.
This rediscovery is already a major event in and of itself.
Yet even more amazing, a sixth panel, that was part of the same series, has now also been made known to the museum by its owner.
The history of this cycle of paintings, scattered since at least the 1800s and recently regathered in one place, is an exceptional tale.

The presence of the six painted panels has given rise to this first-ever exhibition which will display a series that illustrates the importance of mythology in private, profane painting in the early 1500s in Florence.

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Dates and times

From 09/07 to 04/12/2022.
Closed on Tuesday.
July to September: 10-1 / 2-7.

October to December: 10 - 1 / 2-5.

Languages spoken

  • French

Prices

Free of charge.

Contact

Musée du Petit Palais
Musée du Petit Palais - Palais des archevêques - Place du Palais
84000 Avignon
Tel : View number 04 90 86 44 58
E-Mail : musee.petitpalais@mairie-avignon.com
Website : http://www.petit-palais.org/

Coordinates

Longitude : 4.806237
Latitude : 43.950862