The first step undertook by the Fondation des Treilles to honour its founder was the exhibition «Le regard d’un mécène» (Through the eyes of a patron) which was hosted by the Musée Cantini in Marseilles from 2 December 2005 to 9 April 2006.
Since then, the exhibition has been presented under various names :
“Collection de passions, passion de collections”
- in the Milan Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese between 2 March and 30 May 2007,
- in the Brussels Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Ixelles from 13 June to 16 September 2007,
- in the Cultural and Economics Exchange Centre of Dinan from 12 July to 28 September 2008,
- in the Chateau de Tours from 7 November 2009 to 17 January 2010.
“Une collection particulière”, in the Musée des Beaux Arts of Nîmes from June to October 2011.
“Une intime collection”, in the Fondation Fernet-Branca Museum, from 20 January to 12 May 2013
“Une collection réinventée”, in the Museum of art and history of L’Isle-Adam since June the 15th and until October the 13th, 2013.
In 2013 also, the “Miserere” by Georges Rouault is exhibited in Gaillac (France).
From March to June 2014, at the Art Gallery of the General Council of the Bouches du Rhone, some of the artists’ books collected by Anne Gruner Schlumberger were shown for the first time. The exhibition “Hidden Treasures of a library – Artists’ books of the Fondation des Treilles” presented eighty-six works entrusted by the Fondation des Treilles, bibliophile books but also drawings and sculptures from the same artists.
At the Kunstmuseum Picasso Münster, the exhibition “Von Arp bis Picasso” presented several works from the collection: paintings, lithographs, aqua fortis, engravings, drawings by artists such as Hans Bellmer, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Luis Fernandez, Henri Laurens, Chouchanik Seferian, Pierre Soulages, Dorothea Tanning and naturally Jean Arp and Pablo Picasso.
By lending 111 wooden animals from its youth collection and, the Fondation des Treilles contributed to the exhibition “The illustration of animals” organised in Draguignan by the Médiathèque of agglomeration from 30 November 2016 to 7 January 2017.
In 2009, the Fondation des Treilles’ Graphic Arts collection also opened up to the public. In between September and October, the Fondation des Treilles exposed forty works on paper accompanied by sculptures by Max Ernst and Yassilakis Takis in the salons of the Banque Neuflize OBS in Paris.
Besides this traveling exhibition, which shows off the entire collection, the Fondation des Treilles has set up, since the 1990s, a lending policy for its works of art, thus contributing here and there to the recognition of its artists.
Any curators wishing to borrow or organize an exhibition should contact Mrs. Bourjade, Foundation Managing Director.