The exhibition The Lady with the Unicorn “Medieval and so contemporary” was seduced. Between October 30 and January 16, 2022, nearly 50,000 visitors are moved to the Abattoirs.
Back to Paris. After being exhibited at the Musée des Abattoirs in Toulouse, the exhibition of The Lady with the Unicorn is returning to the Musée de Cluny – National Museum of the Middle Ages. His visit to the Pink City was a real success. It was held from October 30 to January 16, 2022 and welcomed nearly 50,000 visitors (49,191), including more than 2,600 over the last weekend alone. Les Abattoirs were “very honored to share these masterpieces” with “the public who responded in large numbers for this exceptional event for the institution, the city of Toulouse, Toulouse Métropole and the Occitanie Region”. The exhibition was based on several themes: the representation of women, the relationship with nature and ecology, the Middle Ages as a contemporary inspiration for forms, techniques, crafts, a model for a collective work, without forgetting the popular culture of heroic fantasy and role-playing games and the unicorn as a current popular phenomenon.
For the first time, the tapestries could be exhibited in France outside of Paris. “Les Abattoirs would like to thank the Cluny Museum – National Museum of the Middle Ages, which is currently under construction and will reopen this spring for this opportunity,” the museum wrote. Due to its geographical position in France and Europe, and its past history with the tapestries that were preserved at the Couvent des Jacobins during the 1st World War, Toulouse was the ideal place to present The Lady with the Unicorn to the public.
In 2022, the Abattoirs are continuing their program of exceptional exhibitions: You choose, the participatory exhibition from February 18; followed by the ORLAN Manifesto. Bodies and sculptures from April 8 and the year will end with Niki de Saint Phalle: the 1980s and 1990s. Art in freedom from October 7.