Este museo nació del encuentro entre el deporte, el arte y la literatura. Valorando la donación Géo-Charles, el museo se mantiene fiel a su espíritu, cerca del arte contemporáneo y de su audacia.The Géo-Charles Museum aims at enhancing the links between sport and art, through the heritage provided by the donation, as well as through the acquiered pieces of works and temporary exhibits on the subjects of sports or contemporary art.
The city of Echirolles acquired this house in 1982, which once belonged to the viscose company, and transformed it into a sports culture and contemporary art museum.
As a Museum of France, it houses the archives and collections donated by Madame Lucienne Géo-Charles. This heritage makes up a unique 20th century collection of artistic, athletic, and literary treasures, as well as contemporary art works, creating a singular museum at the crossroads of several disciplines.
The museum's collections bring together the acquisitions of a selective collector from the first half of the 20th century, with an inclination for the avant-garde style of the Paris school.
Made up of an ensemble of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and engravings from artists like Derain, Delauney, Léger, Lhote, Masereel, Metzinger, Monteiro, Reth, and Survage, the collection illustrates the sports themed modern art of the period.
The renovation of the museum in 2000 allowed for the assembly of the permanent collection made up of donations by Géo-Charles, a pioneer in athletic art.
The Géo-Charles museum is also a center for contemporary art and hosts temporary exhibits.Period of opening : From 01/01 to 31/01, daily.Prices : Free of charge.