#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on August 17th and August 18th
Now while everyone is on vacation Monaco keeps attracting crowds with its summer programme and its mosts interesting events usually take place on the weekend.
Now in Monaco there are quite a few exhibitions. In line with the great monographs of twentieth century artists presented at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco (SuperWarhol in 2003, Monaco Celebrates Picasso in 2013 and, more recently, Francis Bacon, Monaco and French Culture in 2016), the summer 2019 exhibition will be dedicated to “Dali, a History of Painting” curated by Montse Aguer, Director of the Dali Museums. This retrospective is conducted in collaboration with the Fundacio Gala-Salvador Dalí. In this year, the 30th anniversary of the artist’s death (1904-1989), the Dali exhibition a history of painting, offers the public an exceptional journey through Dali’s artistic production and allows it to discover the different stages of the artist’s creation. It not only offers a retrospective view of Dali’s work, but also reveals how the painter has become enshrined in the history of twentieth century painting. The public will thus be able to discover the different steps of his creation and to recognize the imprint of the different painters who influenced him, and to whom he paid homage. The selection includes, to date, approximately one hundred works, including paintings, drawings and photographs, mostly from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid.
Now in Monaco there are many interesting exhibitions, one of them is “SURREALLINES”: exhibition of photographs, organized by the Monaco Cultural Affairs Department from Thursday, July 25 to Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 1 pm to 7 pm (closed on Mondays), Quai Antoine I Exhibition Hall.
A new interesting exhibition is open in Monaco: The Jewels of Sovereigns Since 1780. From July 12 to August 28, 2019, Chaumet will present at the Grimaldi Forum an exhibition devoted to the art of the diadem, this cult jewel, a symbol of power and sovereignty that has become the symbol of the sublimation of femininity. Placed under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, this event will highlight outstanding women, empresses, queens and princesses of the European courts, as well as the jewels created for them by Chaumet for 240 years. The curation was placed under the responsibility of Stéphane Bern, a media personality, journalist and writer, along with Christophe Vachaudez, a jewel historian, both specialists in the Royal Courts. Separated into six major themes, the exhibition will take you on a journey into the heart of the creation and symbolism of head jewelry. Based around Chaumet’s rich heritage collections, but also on the generous participation of prestigious museums, great European families and many private collections, this unique exhibition will be a hymn to the splendor of Parisian jewelry from the 18th century to the present day.
“Summer on the Port”, organised by Monaco City Hall from Friday 12 July to Sunday 25 August 2019, Port de Monaco.
And if you want to learn more about other events and exhibitions that take place in Monaco these days visit our Calendar.
So have fun and enjoy your weekend!