left to right : Rolande, secretary – Pascal, vice president – Annick, president – Michel, treasurer.
On October 11, 2017, a group of friends and enlightened amateurs set up an association and a club of patrons, Les Nouveaux Mécènes de Courbet, with the kind attention of the Doubs County Council, owner of the Courbet Museum in Ornans.
« New », as a reference to Alfred Bruyas, a great supporter of Courbet, who appears in “Bonjour Monsieur Courbet”, a masterpiece showcased at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier (see picture)
Totally dedicated to the Courbet Museum, this club of patrons brings together committed amateurs and corporate donors willing to contribute to three objective :
acquire more works by Gustave Courbet so as to enrich and consolidate its collection,
restore the artist’s studio in Ornans,
organize the bicentenary of Courbet’s birth in 2019.
Bureau of the association
President: Annick Henriet-Delestre
Vice president : Pascal Pasquier
Treasurer : Michel Bouvot
Secretary : Rolande Bouvot