A few months before his death in 1955, artist Fernand Léger acquired a farmhouse at the foot of the village of Biot. It was here that his widow Nadia Leger, decided to create a museum to honour him and showcase his life's work.
On the evening of May 13, 1960, a unique event inaugurated the Fernand Léger Museum in Biot. More than five thousand guests flocked to the opening of the first monographic museum in the region. Under the patronage of Picasso, Braque and Chagall, the inauguration brought together celebrities from the literary and artistic world, film stars and politicians.
In 1987, the museum was the subject of an expansion, a new wing of the building with a double the exhibition area. The space was then modernised between 2004 and 2008, which allowed a better presentation of the permanent collection.
2010 was the 50th anniversary of the museum. After more than half a century of existence, the Fernand Léger National Museum is a place of reference for the work of this artist. Throughout the year a rich program of exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and educational workshops was offered to visitors.
The building itself incorporates a huge mosaic facade, originally planned by Léger for decorating the stadium in Hanover, which was never realised. Inside, you can see paintings, drawings, ceramics, mockups of his monumental projects, sculptures and films made by this colourful artist.
The audioguide is available in seven different languages.
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