Since 2011, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art lends its works to the most prestigious institutions in the museum world so that they can be discovered by as many people as possible : from the Juan March Foundation in Madrid to the Hermitage in Lausanne, from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris.

The Foundation wished to briefly retrace the purpose of the exhibitions for which it has lent works. These texts are largely inspired and drawn from the sites relating to the exhibitions of the borrowing institutions, for which they are thanked here. 
The Foundation is pleased to be able to contribute to the influence of the artists and the different cultures exhibited through these loans.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies (ES)   17 July 2024 - 13 February 2025

Antoni Tàpies
The Practice of Art

To mark the centenary of the birth of Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012), the Fundació Antoni Tàpies and the Museo Reina Sofía have organised a major retrospective on the artist. With more than 220 works, including two artworks on loan from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art, the exhibition shines a light on his career from 1943 to 2012.

Curator: Manuel Borja-Villel

Musée d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux   27 June 2024 - 3 November 2024

Vivre et mourir en Égypte

The Fondation Gandur pour l'Art lends ten works to the Musée d'Aquitaine, located in Bordeaux, for the exhibition Vivre et mourir en Égypte (Living and Dying in Egypt) running from the 27th of June to the 3rd of November 2024. This exhibition offers an unprecedented exploration of the cultural exchanges that took place between the Greeks and Egyptians during the Ptolemaic era.

Curators: Laurent Védrine, Marie-Pierre Chaufray, Raphaëlle Meffre, Anne Ziéglé

Site archéologique Lattara, Musée Henri Prades (FR)   20 June 2024 - 3 February 2025

Senteurs célestes
arômes du passé

The exhibition Senteurs célestes, arômes du passé (Heavenly scents, aromas of the past), presented at the Site archéologique Lattara, Musée Henri Prades, in Montpellier from the 20th of June 2024 to the 3rd of February 2025, invites its visitors to explore the history of scents in the ancient Mediterranean. Two works from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art are on loan for the occasion.

Curators: Diane Dusseaux, Jérôme Gonzalez, Éric Perrin-Saminadayar, Rosa Plana-Mallart, Frédéric Servajean

La Boverie, Liège (BE)   31 May 2024 - 18 August 2024

Abstrait :

No less than seven major artworks from the fine art collection are on temporary display at La Boverie, Musée des Beaux-arts de Liège (BE), as part of the « Abstrait: » exhibition on view from May 31 to August 18, 2024.

Curators: Martine Droixhe, Françoise Safin et Marc Sterkendries

Heart: Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Danemark   24 May 2024 - 24 November 2024

Socle du Monde
Do it

The Fondation Gandur pour l’Art is lending twenty works by artists of the New Realism movement to the HEART – Herning Museum of Contemporary Art from May 24 to November 24, 2024, for the first exhibition of this group in Denmark.

Curator: Tijs Visser

São Bento Palace, Lisbon   24 April 2024 - 26 July 2024

A nós a liberdade

Among events to celebrate the Carnation Revolution, Portugal devotes a solo exhibition to artist Helena Maria Vieira da Silva at the São Bento Palace. The Fondation Gandur pour l'Art takes part in this event through the loan of a work from its collection.

Curator: Joana Baião

Musée du Louvre-Lens, Lens (FR)   27 March 2024 - 22 July 2024

Subterranean Worlds

Echoing the Hauts-de-France region’s history, the Louvre-Lens presents a thematic exhibition about subterranean worlds. This authentic yet invisible universe has fed humanity’s fantasies and hopes. To illustrate the infernal creatures whose imaginations have often inhabited the earth’s bowels, the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art lends a fascinating Lavamano decorated with devils from the Tuscan Renaissance.

Curators: Alexandre Estaquet-Legrand, Jean-Jacques Terrin, Gautier Verbeke

Kunst Haus Wien, Museum Hundertwasser, Vienna (AT)   28 February 2024 - 1 January 2027

Long-term loan to the Museum Hundertwasser

Inaugurated on February 28, the KunstHausWien, which houses the Museum Hundertwasser, reopened in  its completely renovated original building with a new display of its permanent collection. On this occasion, the Fondation pour l'Art loans over a three-year period Le Presque Cercle from the Austrian painter.

Curator: Andreas J. Hirsch

Hall of Ancient Egypt

The long-term partnership between the Fondation Gandur pour l’Art (FGA) and the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) was established in 2021. An initial selection of fifteen masterpieces from the FGA are presented in the permanent hall of Egyptian art of the HMNS. Their unveiling is scheduled to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs. The bust of Ramses loaned by the FGA serves as a practical link between the permanent displays and the temporary exhibition, which showcases artefacts exclusively selected from Egyptian institutions.

Past Loans