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Musée Ingres

This seventeenth century Episcopal palace houses the collections of two of Montauban's figures, painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres and sculptor Antoine Bourdelle. The museum's five floors present a veritable cross-section of several centuries of art, including an impressive collection of fourteenth century Gallo-roman archaeological finds and work by contemporary artists O. Debré and Zao Wou-Ki.

Permanent Collection

Six of the museum's rooms are dedicated to Ingres, in which are presented his large paintings, influenced by Antiquity and Raphael, as well as his earliest work, produced in David's studio and later at the Medici's villa in Rome where Ingres served as director. An ensemble of studies, including the renown portrait of Mme Gonse complete the evocation of his long artistic career. Three rooms are additionally consecrated to Ingres' drawings.

Ingres' passions are presented on the museum's second floor, where visitors can view his collection of precious objects and archaeological treasures, his collection of Italian and Flemish paintings, as well as his copies of works by Raphael and Poussin. In the following rooms, the exhibited works retrace the history of painting from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, both French and foreign. This ensemble includes Lebrun, Lessueur, Mignard, Jordaens, Van Dyck, Cuyp, Boucher and David.

In the museum basement, the golden salon pays homage to Armand Cambon, Ingres' friend and student who also served as the museum's first curator, and two rooms present a collection of eighteenth and nineteenth century ceramic. The salle du Prince Noir houses an important collection of regional archaeological finds.

Sculptures by Bourdelle are presented along with works by other figures from Montauban, including Marcel-Lenoir, Andrieu, Cadene and Desnover, and contemporary artists Olivier Debré, Zao-Wou-Ki and Vieira de Silva are presented in the chapel.


d'Une rive a l'autre - images du Tarn
6 April - 17 June 2007

This exhibition, organised by Les Rencontres d'Art en Quercy for its 75th anniversary, will show the evolution of the perception of the famous river Tarn by artist of the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

6 July - 14 October 2007

Ernest-Pignon-Ernest, originally from Nice, lives and works in Paris and is one of the most significant French illustrator. For thirty years, his work has consisted of creating images on the walls of towns he travels through. This exhibition is composed of several elements. The first will shown the ensemble of work by the artists over several years, the second will show his most recent work on the representation of the mystic ecstasy of Christian saints. The last element consists of work inspired by Ingres' drawings.

Carte Blanche a Jean Clair
November 2007 - February 2008

The musee Ingres has asked a writer to cast a personal look at Ingres' drawings and to comment on a selection of these, in the second instalment of this project. After Adrien Goetz, the museum has this time chosen Jean Clair, pseudonym of Gérard Régnier, the ex-director of the musée Picasso in Paris. This exhibition will be on display at the musée de la Vie Romantique in Paris in spring 2007.


4 euros full price
2 euros concessions (friends of the museum, jobseekers, militaries, teachers, over 60s, carte culture holders)

2 euros per person in groups of 10 or more.

Free to students and disabled visitors.

Opening hours

The museum is open everyday except Monday, from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm. In august, it is open from 10am to 6pm

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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