19 October 2020

Renovation of the Lalique Room

One of the most prestigious private collections of works by René Lalique, the Lalique section of the Founder's Collection boasts nearly 200 works by the artist, including jewellery, glass, everyday objects and drawings.

René Lalique, ‘Dragonfly-woman’ corsage ornament, France, ca. 1897-98. Gold, enamel, chrysoprase, chalcedony, moonstones and diamonds. Founder's Collection

The room devoted to the work of René Lalique, which rounds off a visit to the Founder’s Collection, will be closed between 14 October 2020 and 4 March 2021 for renovation, supported by the BFF Banking Group. The reopening will bring some novelties, with the return of the monumental silver and glass centrepiece Female Figure.

Between 30 October and 1 February, a selection of the artist’s works, with a focus on the important series of glass pieces acquired by Gulbenkian, will be on display in the exhibition René Lalique and the Age of Glass. Art and Industry. This exhibition, with free entry, will be shown in the Lower Gallery of the Founder’s Collection.

 

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