The 19th edition of the European Night of Museums will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from nightfall until 1 a.m. The Ministry of Culture invites the public to experience the museum for free. In Burgundy-Franche-Comté, 145 events will be proposed to you during this evening.

Animations and discoveries in the museums of Burgundy-Franche-Comté

There are 25 museums in our region that offer 145 events during this evening under the sign of art and discovery. Dive into a work of art, exhibition tour, workshop, concert or show, come (re)discover the museum for an evening.

This year, 18 events are part of the “Class, Work!” Students will present their work around a work or object preserved in the collections of museums participating in the operation. Conducted in partnership with the Ministry of National Education and Youth, this device allows students to become, for one night, cultural mediators and to share the artistic and cultural work conducted throughout the year with their teachers.

Focus on the exhibition «Paul-Élie Dubois, itinerary(s) of a travelling painter»

At the Museum of the Dukes of Wurtemberg in Montbéliard

The museum of the Castle of the Dukes of Württemberg in Montbéliard presents a new retrospective dedicated to the career of the painter Paul-Élie Dubois (1886-1949). You can discover this exhibition during the Night of Museums.

Musicien arabes, de Pierre-Élie Dubois
Paul-Élie DUBOIS
Musicien arabes
1923, Huile sur toile
Don Famille Dubois, 2022
Collection musées de Montbéliard

This artist, who loves his native Franche-Comté, has oscillated between his region and his many trips to Algeria, Italy, Morocco and Tunisia. Captivated by the Mediterranean East, his art is enriched by the revelation of the light of the countries of the south, which will earn him recognition for his talents as a colorist. Paul-Élie Dubois never stops working, as evidenced by his many pouches, sketches and
finished works. Portraits, landscapes, animated scenes, objects or documents offer an ethnographic, objective and sincere testimony on local populations, customs and landscapes.
Barbara Gouget, Head of the Fine Arts Collections and Deputy Director of the Montbéliard Museums, has designed a 5-section itinerary bringing together more than 200 works for the most part never presented to the public.

This exhibition benefits, in particular, from the support of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs of Burgundy-Franche-Comté.