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EXPOSITION DUBOUT DESSINE LES FRANÇAIS

Cultural, Heritage in Palavas-les-Flots
  • Exhibition "Dubout draws the French"

    Discover in the heart of the Redoute de Ballestras the new exhibition of the famous cartoonist, who marked several generations by his humoristic drawings: his crowds, his cats, his "big woman and her little man"

    From 1924 to 1973, Albert Dubout drew for nearly 250 newspapers and magazines, which is, to this day, unique in the world. Before the war, Dubout denounced the political violence in France, which was divided between two extremes, notably through...
    Exhibition "Dubout draws the French"

    Discover in the heart of the Redoute de Ballestras the new exhibition of the famous cartoonist, who marked several generations by his humoristic drawings: his crowds, his cats, his "big woman and her little man"

    From 1924 to 1973, Albert Dubout drew for nearly 250 newspapers and magazines, which is, to this day, unique in the world. Before the war, Dubout denounced the political violence in France, which was divided between two extremes, notably through drawings of political meetings that were very hectic, and even through a drawing of "a popular deputy", who was protected by a squadron of gendarmes with the support of armored vehicles, or "fear at the Palais Bourbon" after the riots of February 6, 1934. On the other hand, Jean d'Ormesson said "Dubout is the draftsman of the paid vacations". He will present the plate "Spring" which is the most symbolic and known drawing of this social movement (the Parisians leaving the capital and discovering the joys of the countryside). The artist drew the popular masses, notably in his plates grouping several hundred characters, always with a lot of humor and complacency. Conversely, the bourgeoisie, including intellectuals, are often caricatured. After the war, Jean d'Ormesson said "Dubout is the draftsman of mass society and consumer society. He will be presented with drawings on traffic jams (the new scourge of the Thirty Glorious), summer overpopulation and even the singular relationship between the French and their televisions. At the same time, Dubout denounced the excessive and tedious bureaucracy, the paper forms before the computer era. Finally, following recent acquisitions, some twenty drawings will be presented for the first time, including the plate "Poissons d'avril" (April Fish) drawing the French (walkers and fishermen) which is a mixture of Indian ink, wash and collage, unique in the history of drawing.

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    Albert Dubout Museum - Redoute de Ballestras

    Contacts : 04 67 68 56 41 or musee@palavaslesflots.com

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    HOURS

    July and August:
    Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7pm

    March to June and September to November :
    (Closed on May 1st)
    Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm to 5pm

    December to February
    (Closed on December 24th, 25th and 31st and January 1st)
    Open weekends and school vacations from Tuesday to
    sunday from 2pm to 5pm


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    RATES

    Museum A. DUBOUT + Car and Train Museum (MVT)

    Rates for the 2 museums :
    Adults: 5 € (minimum 10 people)
    Groups: 3.50 € (minimum 10 people)
    -Students: 3.50 € (valid student card)
    Holder of a civil disability card: 3.50 € (minimum 10 people)
    Residents of the community of agglomeration pays de l'or : 3.50 € (proof of address)
    School group: 2.50 € (primary, secondary, vacation center and camp)
    Group accompaniment package: 30 € (booklet and/or animation)

    Free of charge :
    Children and teenagers up to 19 years old (identity card, passport)
    Palavasians (proof of address)
    Job seekers (proof of less than 3 months)
    Beneficiaries of social minima (proof of less than 3 months)
    Visitor with a valid Pass'pro Hérault card
    Loyalty card to the culture of Palavas

    (cf deliberation n° 44/2016)

    Validity of the ticket : 7 days from the date of issue

    Free group ticket :
    Any school of the commune
    Day care center " Les moussaillons " of the commune
    Youth center of Palavas les Flots
    Accompanying persons of group (school and adults)

    Free special day
    Heritage Days organized on a national level every year in September on a Saturday and a Sunday
    The European Night of Museums (once a year)
Schedules
Schedules
  • From April 1, 2022 until March 31, 2023