Contemporary Art

Contemporary art has a place of honour in New Aquitaine. Architecture, museums, art centres… an entire range of activities is available for art lovers. 

For over 30 years, contemporary art has been developing in Limousin, where there are 5 great art centres:  

  • Centre International d’Art et du Paysage de Vassivière,
  • Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Meymac,
  • Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain de Rochechouart,
  • Espace Paul Rebeyrolle et
  • FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain)-Artothèque du Limousin.

« Contemporary art for everyone” is the goal of Limousin’s art library, which owns a collection of over   6.000 works of art. Its activities include exhibitions, cultural events, and loaning artwork to the public.

There are 19 professional organizations in the CINQ/25 contemporary art network. They produce and support contemporary art in Limousin. Contemporary art centres, galleries, public collections, art schools… all develop artistic projects which show the vitality and profusion of contemporary art  in Limousin. The name «5,25 » (CINQ/25 ) is actually the average entrance fee to contemporary art venues in Limousin.