To celebrate its reopening, the Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon, in Burgundy, will be showcasing an exhibit by artist Yan Pei-Ming, a resident of the capital of this region for several decades. The exhibit is a chance to discover the new rooms of the museum, established at the former Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy.
Who better than Yan Pei-Ming to celebrate the end of the renovation works on the Museum of Fine Arts of Dijon? This international artist, originally from China, arrived in France at the beginning of the 80s, studying at the École Nationale Supérieure d’art in Dijon before choosing the city as his residence. More than 15 years after his first exhibit, the artist makes a comeback to the walls of the ancient Palace of the Dukes and Estates of Burgundy, the home to the museum for its inaugural exhibit.
Entitled L'Homme qui Pleure (The Man who Cries), this exhibit explores the emotions and turmoil felt by the artist when faced with the brutality of the world, paired with the pain he suffers as he confronts intimate, family drama, displaying more than 50 pieces along the walls of the new museum.
An artistic journey along 20 centuries of history
The opening exhibit is a perfect chance to discover the new face of the Museum of Fine Arts, reopening to the public in its entirety after a true metamorphosis that started in 2008. The oldest parts of the historical building were also restored, and new contemporary elements were created as well.
The museum will also offer a newly-conceived chronological itinerary, to help visitors navigate the rooms and cover 20 centuries of history, ranging from Egyptian sarcophagi to the canvases of Yan Pei-Ming.