The Maeght Foundation

Inaugurated on 28 July 1964 by André Malraux, the foundation, completely designed and launched at the time by Aimé and Marguerite Maeght, emerged from a friendship between Aimé Maeght, a Parisian art dealer and gallery owner, with the great names of modern art, including Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Marc Chagall and Eduardo Chillida.

The Maeght Foundation has one of the largest collections in Europe of 20th-century paintings, sculptures and graphic works, by artists such as Balthus, Bonnard, Braque, Calder, Chagall, Chillida, Giacometti, Léger, Miró, Ubac and Tal Coat, as well as works by contemporary artists such as Adami, Arroyo, Calzolari, Caro, Del Re, Dietman, Garouste, Hyber, Kelly, Mitchell, Monory, Pincemin, Sui Jianguo, Takis, Tàpies, Tatah, and others.

In accordance with its founders’ wishes, the Maeght Foundation is dedicated to art from our era. During temporary exhibitions, only a selection of works from the permanent collection is exhibited. Adrien Maeght chairs the Foundation’s Board of Directors, which features key figures, representatives of the State and members of the Maeght family. Olivier Kaeppelin is the director. In 2014, the Maeght Foundation celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.

Message from the Director of the Maeght Foundation, Olivier Kaeppelin

The Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation is very pleased to accept the invitation of ST-ART 2016 in Strasbourg. After the photos of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in 2015, this year visitors will enjoy sculptures, paintings and drawings from the collection of the Maeght Foundation.

Why participate in ST-ART 2016? Because it is important for current private initiatives to be able to encounter and associate with organisations with a public benefit purpose, such as our foundation. This enables everyone to take a step back and become aware of a time that is longer, and a landscape that is larger, than the news of the day. Because ST-ART is a dynamic, vibrant fair at the heart of Europe, which attracts French and German visitors who are passionate about art. In the south, on the Mediterranean coast, the Maeght Foundation eagerly awaits these art lovers, to bring this Europe of culture to life. And finally, because Marguerite and Aimé Maeght were first and foremost gallery owners who decided, together with artists, to found this institution amidst the rolling hills of the French Riviera, giving it a cultural mission: to nurture and develop the spirit of invention and creation that is so sorely needed by our society today.