A thesis on Francis Mathey, at the University of Picardy, Amiens (France).
Brigitte Gilardet will be defending her thesis entitled "L’action de François Mathey en faveur de l’art vivant, de 1953 à 1985" [François Mathey's action in favor of living art] on November 23, 2012, at 2:30pm in Amiens (at the University of Picardy). Jean-Marie Lhôte will preside the jury; Laurence Bertrand Dorléac, thesis director, Rémi Labrusse and Jean- Marc Poinsot will also be in attendance.
Brigitte Gilardet will present a public lecture entitled "L'action originale de François Mathey en faveur de la démocratisation culturelle dans le domaine des musées (1953-1985)" [François Mathey's original action on behalf of cultural democratization in the museum realm (1953-1985)], under the auspices of the "La démocratisation culturelle au fil de l'histoire contemporaine" [cultural democratization running through contemporary history] series of talks sponsored by the French Ministry of Culture's Historic Committee. No entrance fee, but advance booking is required.
Sciences Po Paris, 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris, 11 February 2013, from 1:45 to 5:45pm.
A small reminder: François Mathey, a friend of Jean Dubuffet's, directed the Musée des Arts Décoratifs [Decorative Arts Museum] in Paris at the time of the 1967 "Art Brut" exhibition there.