The collections of the Calvet Museum, an eighteenth century mansion in Avignon, cover archaeology, decorative arts, ethnography and fine arts from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
Located in a beautiful 18th-century mansion, the rich collections of the Calvet Museum invite visitors to explore the course of art history where the public can discover masterpieces of archeology, ethnography, decorative arts, sculpture and fine arts in conditions completely redesigned to highlight these treasures of world artistic heritage.
Beating heart of the museum, the Vernet gallery honors the production of the École d'Avignon (16th-17th centuries) through works by Simon de Châlons, Nicolas Mignard, Reynaud Levieux and Pierre Mignard. French painting and sculpture (Chassériau, Corot, Géricault, Manet, Sisley, Vernet, Vien and Vigée Le Brun; Claudel, Laurana and Pardier) are also honoured, as well as the masters of the north (German and Dutch painting and sculpture of the seventeenth centuries). Thanks to the donation Marcel Puech, furniture, earthenware and bronzes enrich this vast ensemble. Three rooms reserved for Egyptian antiques complete the tour.
The prestigious collections of the Hotel de Villeneuve are illustrated by their richness and diversity, from Egypt to the École d'Avignon and to the greatest representations of the history of French, German and Dutch art, from the 15th to the 20th centuries.