The Ipoustéguy Gallery: a shock for whoever ventures into nit for the first time, a bright space, the focal of the Dunois Valley Cultural Center, an ideal place to discover one of the major sculptors of the XXth century. Since 2001, the visitor has been able to appreciate forty of the most important works of the artist and to experience their expressive power: monumental bronzes, ‘intimist’ marbles or refined graphic works.
Ipoustéquy was born in 1920 in Dun-sur-Meuse. During his life his works could be found amongst the most eminent public collections in the world.: Tate Gallery, Gruggenheim, Berliner Kunsthalle, Centre Pompidou …and his monumental sculptures were installed in the great artistic capitals: Tokyo, Washington, Paris, Berlin…
Attached to his birthplace, Ipoustéquy, at the end of his life, chose to return to where he had spent his childhood years. The local authorities – among which the ‘Comunauté de Communed de Valdunois’ and the ‘Conceil General de department de la Meuse’ – set themselves a formidable challenge: to create an Art Center in the very heart of a rural zone; it was to become the ‘Ipoustéquy Cultural Center’.
The artist, unwilling to be the only shining star there, managed to have the exhibition rooms opened to other arts and artists.
From the Gallery, one can continue on the ‘Dun Haut’ church: in this XIVth century shrine, two mystical bronzes and marble sculptures stand, in luminous silence; a very moving climax for the casual visitor as much as for the ardent admirer of Ipoustéquy.
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Dun sur Meuse has a great part of the collection in the permanent exposition in the CENTRE CULTUREL IPOUSTEGUY, 3 bis Place de la Gare, 55110 DOULCON.
Openinghours daily: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm