Collection Life

Museums Night: One Hundredth Anniversary of Facteur Cheval's Palais Idéal

Built from 1879 to 1912, Facteur (postman)Cheval's Palais Idéal in France boasts one hundred years of existence. In commemoration thereof,  the Collection de l'Art Brut will be presenting an exhibition of photographs from September 4 thru 30, 2012, together with screening several films.

For this year's Museum Night (September 22), the museum will feature a guided tour in sign language, as well as several children's workshops focused on building an ideal palace. The resulting collective creation is to be illuminated by 100 candles, with Marie-José Georges, the current director of Facteur Cheval's Palais Idéal, in attendance.