2023 Dubout

EXPOSITION "PERMIS DE SOURIRE"

Exhibition, Cultural, Heritage in Palavas-les-Flots
  • Permit to smile" exhibition

    In the heart of La Redoute de Ballestras, discover the new exhibition of the famous cartoonist, who left his mark on several generations with his humorous drawings: his crowds, his cats, his "fat woman and her little man"

    After celebrating the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the Redoute de Ballestras last September, the town of Palavas-les-Flots is now hosting a new temporary exhibition entitled "Permis de sourire"! Against the current gloomy backdrop,...
    Permit to smile" exhibition

    In the heart of La Redoute de Ballestras, discover the new exhibition of the famous cartoonist, who left his mark on several generations with his humorous drawings: his crowds, his cats, his "fat woman and her little man"

    After celebrating the 30th anniversary of the restoration of the Redoute de Ballestras last September, the town of Palavas-les-Flots is now hosting a new temporary exhibition entitled "Permis de sourire"! Against the current gloomy backdrop, cultural affairs, in collaboration with Didier Dubout, the artist?s grandson, offer you a moment of relaxation with the presentation of works by one of the greatest cartoonists of his time: Albert Dubout!

    From 1924 to 1973, Albert Dubout drew for some 250 newspapers and magazines, a feat that is still unique in the world. Before the war, Dubout denounced the political violence of a France divided between two extremes, notably with drawings of rowdy political meetings, and even with a drawing of "a popular deputy", the latter walking 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. As Jean d?Ormesson once said, "Dubout is the designer of paid vacations". The "Spring" plate will be presented, which is the most symbolic and well-known drawing of this social movement (Parisians leaving the capital and discovering the joys of the countryside). The artist drew the popular masses, notably in his plates featuring several hundred characters, always with a great deal of humor and complacency. Conversely, the bourgeoisie, including intellectuals, were often caricatured. After the war, Jean d?Ormesson said, "Dubout is the cartoonist of mass society and consumerism". Dubout's drawings of traffic jams (the new scourge of the Trente Glorieuses), summer overcrowding and even the peculiar relationship between the French and their televisions will be presented. At the same time, Dubout was denouncing excessive, fussy bureaucracy and paper forms before the computer age. Finally, following recent acquisitions, some twenty drawings will be on show for the first time, including the "Poissons d?avril" (April Fish) plate, which depicts the French (walkers and fishermen) in a mixture of Indian ink, wash and collage, unique in the history of drawing.

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    Musée Albert Dubout - Redoute de Ballestras

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

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    OPENING HOURS

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

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


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    RATES

    Adults: 5 ?
    Groups: 3.50 ? (minimum 10 people)
    -Students: 3.50 ? (valid student card)
    Disability card holders: 3.50 ?
    Residents of the pays de l?or agglomeration: 3.50 ? (proof of address)
    School groups: 2.50 ? (primary, secondary, vacation centers and camps)
    Group support package: 30 ? (booklet and/or animation)

    Free admission :
    Children and teenagers under 19 (ID card, passport)
    Palavasiens (proof of address)
    Jobseekers (proof of less than 3 months' employment)
    Beneficiaries of minimum social benefits (proof less than 3 months old)
    Visitor with valid Pass?pro Hérault card
    Palavas Culture loyalty card

    (see deliberation n° 44/2016)

    Free admission for groups :
    All local schools
    Local "Les moussaillons" day-care center
    Palavas les Flots youth center
    Group escorts (schools and adults)

    Special day free of charge
    National Heritage Days (Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17)
    European Museum Night (once a year)
Schedules
Schedules
  • From January 1, 2024 until March 31, 2024
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