Good news for art lovers in Marrakech. The Fondation Jardin Majorelle du Maroc has announced the reopening of the Yves Saint Laurent museum from Wednesday October 21.
Located in the most famous garden in Marrakech, the museum will reopen its doors after a closure that lasted more than eight months, following the spread of the coronavirus.
The reopening of the Yves Saint Laurent museum comes after that of the Majorelle garden and the Berber museum on October 1. The museum will welcome visitors from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The foundation also indicated that the museum will house a permanent collection of more than 50 models dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent.
About fifty models, all selected by Pierre Bergé himself. This new rotation, which takes place within the framework of a scenography signed by Christophe Martin, revolves around themes dear to Yves Saint Laurent: the masculine-feminine, black, Africa and Morocco, imaginary journeys, gardens, art. This presentation also offers an original point of view on some of the couturier’s iconic works.
At the same time, in the temporary room, an exhibition dedicated to Bert Flint, founder of the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, brings together works from his personal collection. She manifests her gaze on the diversity and richness of rural and Berber traditions which have flourished from the Atlas to the Anti-Atlas and from the Sahara to the Sahel.
The Majorelle garden has acquired much of its fame thanks to its association with Yves Saint Laurent, who bought the garden in 1980. After his death, the ashes of the iconic French designer now rest in the garden.
Covering an area of 4000 m2, the Marrakech Museum contains a permanent exhibition space that exhibits the work of YSL, a temporary exhibition hall, a 130-seat auditorium, a café-restaurant, a bookstore and a research library. . The library arbitrates 5,000 books on subjects such as Arab and Andalusian history, botany, history of fashion and poetry.