Works of art for schools
Musée des Abattoirs - Frac Midi-Pyrénées
The Musée des Abattoirs is a museum of modern, contemporary art in the city of Toulouse, with the “musée de France” quality label. It offers a wide range of activities, including artistic creation, mediation and the dissemination of art nationwide…The museum is strongly committed to making culture accessible to people who do not usually have access. To this end, it is developing a wide range of initiatives to help the disabled, sick children and the disadvantaged.
As part of this project, schools within the Toulouse region are able to borrow works of art for display in areas that are dedicated or specially fitted out for the occasion. More particularly, they can borrow mobile units, such as “L’Art en boîte” (art in a box) to encourage a more direct approach to contemporary art. Three boxes have been created to date, and plans are under way for a fourth. In 2017/2018, the museum is keen to create a new box dedicated in particular to Picasso’s stage curtain, “The Minotaur’s Body Dressed as Harlequin”. The aim is to make the work accessible to students who are isolated both culturally and geographically. The “stage curtain” is a masterpiece measuring 13m by 18m, given by Picasso to the City of Toulouse in 1965 and on permanent loan to the museum.
Location: Toulouse – France
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