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.

Perrotin, New York   13 April 2024 - 23 May 2024

The New School of Paris through its Pioneering Women (1945-1964)

Three of the Foundation's signature works cross the Atlantic to the Galerie Perrotin in New York. The latter brings together the first exhibition of the "New School of Paris" in the United States, with works exploring the period from 1945 to 1964. The presentation compiles numerous archives telling the stories of the pioneering women who helped shape this post-war movement.

Curator: Thomas Schlesser

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

Grey Art Museum, New York, US    2 March 2024 - 20 July 2024

Americans in Paris, Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946-1952

Following World War II, hundreds of artists from the United States flocked to the City of Light. Americans in Paris explores a vibrant community of expatriates who lived in France for a year or more during the period from 1946 to 1962. Showcased here are some 130 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, textiles, and works on paper by nearly 70 artists, providing a fresh perspective on a creative ferment too often overshadowed by the contemporaneous ascendency of the New York art scene.

Curators: Debra Bricker Balken, Lynn Gumpert

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

Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (ES)   21 February 2024 - 24 June 2024

Antoni Tàpies
The Practice of Art

To mark the centenary of the birth of Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012), the Museo Reina Sofía and Fundació Antoni Tàpies 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

Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne (CH)    9 February 2024 - 9 June 2024

Nicolas de Staël

The Fondation de l’Hermitage is partnering with the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris / Paris Musées to stage a major retrospective of Nicolas de Staël (1914-1955), a key figure in post-war art.

Curators: Charlotte Barat, Pierre Wat, Marie du Bouchet, Fabrice Hergott and Sylvie Wuhrmann

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