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Opening of the Venet Foundation - Le Muy, South of France

Opening of the Venet Foundation 
Le Muy (Var), France 
Summer 2014

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The Venet Foundation is the culmination of more than fifty years of artistic creation and meetings with major artists, French and foreign, who became friends, and the outcome of twenty-five years of the transformation of the property at Le Muy into a total work of art. 
Created in 2014, the Venet Foundation aims to preserve the site, conserve the Collection, and ensure that Bernar Venet’s work lives on after him. 
Since 2014, the Venet Foundation has been open to the public during the summer (visits by request only). The Foundation stands in the village of Le Muy in south of France. 
Every year, from early June to late September, this exceptional four-hectare site offers visitors the following: 
- a summer show
- a sculpture park with monumental artworks by Bernar Venet and artists in the Collection of the Foundation
- Diane and Bernar Venet’s Collection of minimal and conceptual art (which includes works by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Long, and others)
- the Stella Chapel created on site by Frank Stella and featuring six of the artist’s Large Reliefs from the early 2000s
- two exhibition spaces: the Gallery, where temporary shows are held, and the Factory, which is home to Bernar Venet’s recent work.


Image: Venet Foundation - Bernar Venet, 215.5° Arc x 21, 2005 on the left and Diagonal of 74.3°, 2006 on the right side of the gallery © Antoine Baralhe, Paris Courtesy Archives Bernar Venet, New York