“Liberté ! Bordeaux 2019”, our 4 favourites

This summer, Bordeaux whisks you back through time with its 25 exhibitions, 10 trails, incredible one-of-a-kind places, to discover Age of Enlightenment philosophy, surf the seas and cruise the rivers. Here’s our selection of 4 of this cultural season’s must-not-miss events devoted to liberty.

1. “A Passion for Liberty, from the Enlightenment to Romanticism” exhibition

The Louvre in Bordeaux. An exhibition proposed as part of an exceptional triennial partnership between the Ville de Bordeaux and the Louvre Museum. It showcases some 47 masterpieces: paintings, sculptures, graphic arts and decorative arts – created between the 18th and 19th centuries. The Death of Marat or Marat Assassinated by Jacques-Louis David, The Departure of the Volunteers by François Rude, a pair of vases by the Nast manufacture, a tapestry portraying “The Swing” from the Beauvais manufacture, etc., are centre staged at the Museum of Fine Arts, and at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. The purpose: to invite the public to question the concept of liberty.
Open:
From 19/06/2019 to 13/10/2019 from Wednesday to Monday from 11am to 6pm
Guided tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3:30pm
Address:
Fine Arts Gallery - Place Colonel Raynal - 33000 BORDEAUX

2. Exhibition on “La déferlante surf”, emblem of liberty

The Musée d’Aquitaine presents “La déferlante surf”. A sport which was born on the Atlantic Coast in Biarritz at the end of the 1950s. The exhibition showcases over 500 works: traditional Polynesian objects and contemporary works of art. Surfing is a whole way of life, based on pleasure, dreams and associated with nature, beauty and youth. … and liberty.
Open:
From Wednesday 19 June to 5 January 2020 from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm
Guided tours of the exhibition from 1st September, every Sunday at 3:30pm and every Wednesday at 3pm.
Address:
Musée d’Aquitaine - 20 cours Pasteur - 33000 Bordeaux
www.musee-aquitaine-bordeaux.fr

3. Bartabas’ show at “sunrise”

An incredibly-rare event. A secret ceremony, to enjoy as dawn breaks through, when Bartabas unveils his work at sunrise with his horse Le Caravage accompanied by music from Marc Minkowski.
Sunday 25 August at 5:55am in the park of the Château des Iris in Lormont
Sunday 1st September 5:55am in Sourreil Park in Villenave d’Ornon
Booking essential. Places limited
Standard price: 12 euros
Reduced price: 8 euros
www.opera-bordeaux.com

4. “Horizon Liberté !” exhibition

“Horizon Liberté !” at the Musée de la Mer et de la Marine (Sea and Navy Museum) illustrates through texts and images the fortunes and misfortunes of Liberty when faced with the risks of sailing, of ships and of oceans… The itinerary conjures up the Liberty ships of the Second World War as well as the adventure of Hermione, the French frigate. It takes a look at celebrities from the maritime world such as Eric Tabarly and Alain Colas as well as artists fascinated by the call of the deep blue such as Brel, Antoine and Renaud… and invites to discover Titouan Lamazou’s sketches which complete this journey. The exhibition ends with a timeless relevance: the “shipwrecked of the Mediterranean” clutching to their rafts. The highlight of the exhibition is “Road to exile” by Toguo, borrowed from the National Museum of Immigration.

Le Musée de la Mer et de la Marine
Open:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:30am to 6pm
Saturday, Sunday from 10:30am to 7pm
Address:
Le Musée de la Mer et de la Marine - 89 rue des étrangers - 33 300 Bordeaux

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