Art is in bloom in France. These three museums are worth a future visit.

La Fab – Paris
In Paris’ thirteenth arrondissement, designer Agnès Troublé (aka Agnès b.), a contemporary-art collector, recently opened La Fab. The space includes a gallery with rotating exhibitions of her more than 5,000 artworks, an exhibition space, and a bookstore in an apartment building for low-income families.

La Fab in Paris, France
La Fab’s exterior. Pictured above is part of the exhibition La hardiesse dans la collection – “Boldness in the collection.” (Rebecca Fanuelle, La Fab/Collection Agnès B)

Museum of Modern Art at Fontevraud – Loire Valley
This fall, the twelfth-century Royal Abbey of Fontevraud debuts the Museum of Modern Art at Fontevraud. The Loire Valley’s latest museum highlights Martine and Léon Cligman’s collection, with works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Corot, and Degas, and, in the monastery’s former stables, sculptures by Rodin and his contemporaries.

A Gustav Klimt projection at Bassins de Lumières in Bordeaux, France.
A Gustav Klimt projection at Bassins de Lumières. (Culturespaces – Nuit de Chine/AKG-Images, AKG-Images/Erich Lessing, Heritage Images/Fine Art Images/AKG-Images)

Bassins de Lumières – Bordeaux
Housed in a WWII submarine base, Bordeaux’s Bassins de Lumières recently opened as the world’s largest digital-art space. Four reflective, water-filled basins have been converted into theaters for digital art projected over the 156,000-square-foot interior. Running through January 3, 2021, its two main exhibitions feature works by playful German abstractionist Paul Klee and the gilded images of Viennese secessionist Gustav Klimt set to music. 

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