LaM announces launch of new website dedicated to art environment builders

March 15-17, 2018
LaM - Lille Metropole Musee d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut
1allee du Musee 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq France (map)
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The Lille (France) Municipal Museum of Modern, Contemporary, and Brut art, will launch a new website devoted to what they call “habitants paysagistes” on March 15, 2018. It will be accompanied by a series of events and programs between March 15 – 17, 2018.


Hosted on Omeka, this new website will provide access to photo galleries, interviews, bibliographic resources, and scientific writings. Members of the public are invited to help complete the database.


The LaM instantly became a major player in the field of art brut and art environments when, in 1999, it accepted the donation of the l’Aracine collection, which had been displayed at the Château Guérin in Neuilly-sur-Marne from 1984 to 1996. The largest public collection of artwork of this genre in France, the collection numbers some 3,500 works by historical figures such as Aloïse Corbaz, Fleury-Joseph Crepin, Henry Darger, Auguster Forestier, Madge Gill, Jules Leclercq and Augustin Lesage, as well as contemporary artists such as A.C.M., Michel Nedjar, Andre Robillard and Judith Scott. These works are exhibited in the land-shaped extension to the museum designed by the architect Manuelle Gautrand. Fragile and sensitive to light, the collection is regularly rotated to ensure the works’ preservation.


In addition to the collection of Art Brut, the LaM’s collections include exceptional collections of modern and contemporary art, and number some 7000 works in total.


Event Informations: Free access, but places are limited. Click here for additional information.

Reservation: +33 (0)3 20 19 68 85


LaM - Lille Metropole Musee d’art moderne, d’art contemporain et d’art brut

1allee du Musee

59650 Villeneuve d’Ascq France


Phone: +33 (0)3 20 19 68 68 I 51


View program information here



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