Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Montelimar
Category: Art Museums
Contemporary art centreProperty of the département de la Drôme since 1947, the Adhémar’s castle is a « monument historique »...
Contemporary art centreProperty of the département de la Drôme since 1947, the Adhémar’s castle is a « monument historique » (listed monument) and, since 2000, a contemporary art centre. This centre works with artist projects linking both a high standard of proposals and a real firmly fixed territorial spot. The aim of the centre of contemporary art through the three castles of the Drôme general council (Adhémar at Montélimar, Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse) is to match contemporary creation and cultural heritage. Since its creation, about a fifty temporary exhibitions has been performed with renowned national artists, even international and younger ones.Besides the contrast between medieval architecture and the various forms of present creation, the castle originality is expressed by the artists who have to keep in mind the important patrimonial dimension of the place. Then, each artist develops a strategy in their creation to emphasize, to refute, to express, to reveal or to conceal the powerful architectural presence of the Adhémar’s castle.