French Paintings from the Musee Fabre, Montpellier

The Musee Fabre is located at Montpellier, the city that had flourished as the political and cultural center since Middle Ages. This Museum was open to the public in 1828 on the basis of the collection of the painter, Francois-Xavier Fabre (1766-1837), after whom the museum was named. The Musee Fabre has received excellent donations afterwards, and it became one of the best museums in France which is proud of rich collection, mainly focus on French paintings.
This exhibition was realized by the reconstruction of the museum gallery, and it is first time that its major works come to Japan together. 90 works by artists who come from Montpellier: Bourdon, Cabanel, and Bazille, and by major French artists such as Poussin, David, Delacroix, Millet, are shown in this exhibition.

Exhibition Details

From April 23rd (Sat.) to July 15th (Fri.), 2005
Closed Mondays
Seiji Togo Memorial SOMPO JAPAN Museum of Art
1-26-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8338
SOMPO JAPAN Bldg.42nd Floor
Open Hours
10:00-18:00 (Admittance by 17:30)
10:00-20:00 (Fridays, Admittance by 19:30)
Adults:1,000 Yen (800Yen)
University & High School Students: 600Yen (500Yen)
Senior Citizens (65 years and more): 800Yen
( ) indicates discount rates for groups of 20 and more
Organized by
Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, The Yomiuri Shinbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Patronized by
L’Ambassade France au Japon, The Agency for Cultural Affairs
Cooperation with
Japan Airlines


Gustave Courbet
“Le rencontre ou Bonjour M. Courbet”
©Musee Fabre, Montpellier Agglomeration-cliche Frederic Jaulmes