The museum of the « Outrenoir » master (« ultra-black »), Pierre Soulages, will be opening its doors to the public as from the 31st of May. Visitors will be able to discover paintings donated by Pierre and Colette Soulages, as well as an exhibition of international dimension « The Outrenoir(s) of Pierre Soulages: European Museums and Foundations ». The showcase designed by the Catalan Arquitects , RCR, in partnership with the firm Passelac & Roques Architects and Grontmij and Thermibel design offices, hosts Pierre Soulages’ work, the most renowned French artist. Throughout the year, the museum will exhibit events of national and international reputation. This retrospective will be the first exhibition ever organised in Europe on Soulages’ Outrenoirs. The exhibition boasts around 30 large-scale Outrenoirs, lent by major museums and foundations in Europe. Pierre Soulages personally participated in the choice of the artworks, to make up a representative range that will complement the museum’s permanent collection, highlighting the first three decades of his work. Curators: Benoît Decron, head of heritage conservation, and Pierre Encrevé, Pierre Soulages’ biographer. This exhibition has been labelled: “Exhibition of National Interest” by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
05.10.2014 – Soulages Museum Jardin du Foirail 12000 Rodez - Opening times 1st July – 31st August Monday: 2pm-6pm - Tuesday to Sunday: 11am-6pm / 1st September – 30th June Tuesday to Friday: 10am–12noon / 2pm-6pm Saturday and Sunday: 11am-6pm Closed Monday / Admission rates Full rate 7€ / Reduced rate 4€ Entrance valid to Soulages, Fenaille and Denys Puech Museums. Free access for children under 18, students and all public on every 1st Sunday of the month. http://musee-soulages.grand-rodez.com/museum-soulages/L’entrée du musée Soulages à Rodez (©Photothèque Grand Rodez)