Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Joan Miró exhibition at the Musée bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit in Alès

“Miró and graphic arts”

“Miró and graphic arts” (“Miró et les arts graphiques”) at the Musée bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit (BAP Museum) of Alès presents, for the first time in France, a collection of engravings from the Miró Foundation in Barcelona.

This exhibition features 26 large engraving (1.20 metre by 1 metre) done between 1975 and 1978. They combine various techniques: etching, aquatint, scraping.
It was forbidden to take photographs inside the museum, but check the links in “Related resources” at the end of this post to watch some of the works.
Some of Miró’s engravings in books are also on show. Miró worked with the publisher Pierre-André Benoit from 1953 until the 1970’s, mainly for small books, printed in monochrome, and released only in few copies.
BAP Museum
The BAP Museum (Musée bibliothèque Pierre André Benoit) is a modern art museum located in Alès, France. The building is the castle of Rochebelle, beautifully done inside with white walls and hight ceilling. The property was bought by the city of Alès and is a museum since 1989.


Pierre-André Benoit (PAB) (1921-1993) was a printer, poet and sculptor. As a publisher, he worked with many artists, including Miró and Picasso. He donated his collection, now in the museum, to the city of Alès in 1986.

Practical information
Musée Pierre André BENOIT
52 Montée des Lauriers
30100 ALES
Tél. 04 66 86 98 68
Fax : 04 66 34 20 51
“ Miró and graphic arts ” (“Miró et les arts graphiques”) Exhibition
From 5 July until 16 September
Open everyday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Related resources

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