WEDNESDAY 11TH DECEMBER
THE FRISON HORTA FOUNDATION: A DIALOGUE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
A presentation by Nupur Tron, owner and president of the Frison Horta Foundation and ambassador of the Indian and European Cultural Heritage.
Nupur’s presentation will be followed by a book signing of her recent publication “Victor Horta and the Foundation Frison Horta in Brussels ” and a tasting of Belgian chocolates by Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud inspired by Frison Horta's frescoes and spices from India.
Please note the conferences are in french
In the heart of the Sablon district, the house of Maurice Frison, a renowned Brussels lawyer, is one of the major works of the architect Victor Horta, Art Nouveau leader. This imposing house, built in 1894, is an extraordinary architectural realisation that has undergone the sufferings of time and the Second World War. But today, this property has been brought back to life thanks to the the impetus of Nupur Tron, a young Indian passionate about art and culture.
Listed as a historical monument, the Frison House offers an almost untouched vision of the modern dreams of the architect and his client. The Frison Horta Foundation is a cultural institution and art center, but also a platform for the exchange of artistic projects between India and Europe.
- WEDNESDAY 9th OCTOBER
We are honored to announce that this season will be opened by Mr Pierre Rouillard, Emeritus Research Director at the CNRS (the French National Centre for Scientific Research), Director of Maison René-Ginouvès, Archaeology and Ethnology, Nanterre, USR 3225 (2000-2012) and Scientific and Technical Manager of the labex "The past in the present".. Rouillard's presentation will also be an opportunity to pay homage to Picasso who lived in Mougins during the last 12 years of his life:
PICASSO AND HIS 'TASTE FOR THE OTHERS': THE "DEMOISELLES D'AVIGNON" BETWEEN SPAIN AND AFRICA
The link that Picasso himself established between Iberian sculptures and "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" has been a widely accepted position as well as a point of debate since the late 1930s. It is important to talk about the people Picasso met, the moments they shared, the intellectual climate in the years 1900-1907, because this subject is strongly intertwined with his "encounter" with African art.
- WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER
An intermediary between men and divinities, a means of seduction or enchantment...perfume has always existed and fascinated!
THE FABULOUS HISTORY OF COLOGNE
presentation by world-renowned perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena,
curator of the exhibition currently presented at the Grasse International Perfume Museum
Jean-Claude Ellena was born in Grasse. His father was a perfumerr at at the age of 16, he started as an apprentice in one of the oldest perfume factories in Grasse.
World-renowned perfumer, he worked in the United States and in Paris where he created many successful perfumes for Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Yves Saint-Laurent, Cartier, among other prestigious names.
In 2004, he was named exclusive perfumer for Hermes and created the Hermessences collection, the Jardins collection, the Colognes collection and also Terre d'Hermès (2006), Voyage d'Hermès (2010) ) and Jour d'Hermès (2012), 40 perfumes in all.
The Mercredis@MACM are monthly conferences to which we invite speakers to share with us on an array of themes attractive to all and linked to the collection on display in the Mougins museum.
Always in a friendly atmosphere, the presentations take place in the Egyptian crypt and are followed by a drinks reception at the museum.
Admission fee: 10 € (and 8 € for the Friends of the MACM