Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

Art Monaco’ 11

Friday, February 11th, 2011

This spring, from March 31 – April 3, Monaco will once again host the Cote d’Azur’s only international contemporary art show, Art Monaco’ 11.

Galleries and exhibitors from around the world will display – and offer for sale – a visual feast of contemporary art at the cultural centre of the principality, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. (more…)

Grimaldi Forum Monaco’s Summer Exhibition Showcases the Magnificence and Grandeur of Royal Houses in Europe

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

This summer the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco largest and most versatile event space will showcase three centuries of historic European monarchies with The Magnificence and Grandeur of Royal Houses in Europe exhibition. From July 11 through September 11, 2011, this one-of-a-kind event will provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the imperial homes of Europe’s most powerful and respected leaders and couples.

Never before seen as a collection, more than 600 artifacts will be on display within 2,500 square meters, providing a true “tour of Europe,” which will allow visitors to explore the lives, roles and passions of personalities and couples who have marked the history of their dynasties and their countries.

“This is a truly priceless collection that provides a rare glimpse into the lives of history’s most powerful monarchs, with special focus on legendary sovereign couples,” said Hon. Maguy Maccario, Consul General and Director of the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York.  “The exhibition comes to the Principality at a perfect time, as we celebrate the highly anticipated summer wedding of Prince Albert II to Ms. Charlene Wittstock in July.”
Royal houses featured in the exhibition include:

  • SAXONY:  Augustus the Strong, prince elector of Saxony
  • PRUSSIA: Frederick I , king of Prussia and Sophia Charlotte  of Hanover
  • BAVARIA:  Ludwig I (Louis), king of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe
  • AUSTRIA: Franz Joseph I and Elisabeth of Bavaria
  • DENMARK: Christian IV, Christian IX and Louise of Hesse-Kassel
  • SPAIN: Philip V, king of Spain and Elisabeth Farnese
  • TURIN : Victor Amadeus II, king of Sardinia
  • PORTUGAL: Louis I (Luis), king of Portugal and Maria Pia
  • ENGLAND: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg
  • BELGIUM: Leopold I and Louise-Marie of France
  • LUXEMBOURG: Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
  • FRANCE: Napoleon I, Emperor of the French and Josephine
  • SWEDEN: Gustav III and Sophie Magdalena of Denmark
  • NORWAY: Haakon VII, first king of Norway
  • RUSSIA: Alexander II  and Marie of Hesse and by Rhine
  • THE NETHERLANDS: Queen Wilhelmina
  • POLAND : John III Sobieski
  • LIECHTENSTEIN: Prince Joseph Wenzel of Liechtenstein
  • MONACO: Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace

Enriched with portraits, sculptures, art objects, furniture, porcelain, gold and silver work, court costumes and jewelry, each section comes alive through spectacular scenography and the generous loans from the great European collections.  Documentary and historical films will also be played throughout the exhibition.

For a limited time only specially priced advance purchase tickets (8 euros instead of 12 euros – prices will revert to 12 euros in the summertime) are now available at or from the box office at 10 avenue Princesse Grace or via telephone +377-9999-3000 from Tuesday- Saturday between 12:00pm – 7:00pm. Monaco’s largest and most versatile event space, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco is a captivating venue for meetings, conventions, exhibitions and galas.  In October 2008, it became one of the first European convention centers to obtain the ISO 14001 environmental management certification.

Special vacation packages including tickets for The Magnificence and Grandeur of Royal Houses in Europe exhibition are available at US visitors can find excellent vacation value by bidding on exclusive packages at, the premier online travel auction marketplace dedicated to luxury travel within the Principality.

For more information, please contact the Monaco Government Tourist Office (MGTO) at 565 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017; phone (800) 753-9696 or (212) 286-3330; or via e-mail at Information and links are available via the Monaco Government Tourist Office web site at Follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.

Monégasque Artist Philippe Pastor to Exhibit in SoHo Gallery, Starting November 19th 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Monégasque artist Philippe Pastor will be hosting his first show in New York at the Opera Gallery in SoHo November 19th through December 9th, 2010.
Pastor will present 20 of his recent works, focusing on three series: “The Hearts”, “The Bulls” and his latest series, “H2o”.

This exhibition is his first in a New York gallery. In May 2008 he installed his series “Les Arbres Brûlés” (Burned Trees) at the United Nations Headquarters.

Born in Monaco in 1961, Philippe Pastor is an autodidact.

At a very early age, he was lucky enough to enjoy the company of César, Antoni Clavé and Paul Rebeyrolle.

Established in a former sheepfold in La Garde-Freinet, a small town in the South of France, his approach has always been to work directly with Nature, and to translate Man’s attachment to the Earth.

He has been active for many years on both the international front and in Southern France and has exhibited his works in many prestigious public and private venues such as the 52nd and 53rd Venice Biennial (2007 and 2009).

Protection of Nature and Man’s negligence towards our planet are the main themes expressed by the artist that led him to work on different series, among them, “The Hearts” and “H2o”, which will be showcased at the Opera Gallery NYC.

“The Hearts” collection conveys a crucial message: to destroy Nature is to destroy Man. Each heart painted by Philippe Pastor reports a crime, denounces man’s blindness towards the destruction of the environment.

“The H20” his latest series, is a testimony to the need for the preservation of natural resources. These compositions represent the “water cycle” flow. The title’s scientific connotations, seeks to remind us that Man – like the surface of the Earth – consists of nearly 70% of water and as we know, water is nowadays a sinew of war: this is a geopolitical reality.

These works reflect this paradox, portraying a menacing atmosphere rather than the liveliness and lightness that would be expected.

This set of new artworks by Philippe Pastor is a compilation of the artist’s universe, featuring his favorite themes, elements and techniques.

November 19th through December 9th,2010
Daily from 10.30am to 7.00pm
Opera Gallery
115 Spring Street, 10012 New York
+ 1 (212) 966-6675

Monumental Manolo Valdes Sculptures to Inhabit Monaco’s Casino Gardens for the Summertime

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

AdaThroughout this summer, and for the first time, the monumental works of the eminent Spanish sculptor, Manolo Valdés, will take pride of place on two mythical sites on the Côte d’Azur: the Principality of Monaco and Saint-Tropez. (more…)