Aymeric Jeudy was appointed by the mayor of Nice to direct the Matisse Museum. Deputy to former director Claudine Grammont since 2019 and in charge of programming the museum’s projects, he has been, since Claudine Grammont’s departure in March 2023 for the Center Pompidou, interim director of the museum.
Before joining the Matisse Museum, from 2012 to 2014 he worked at the French Embassy in Romania as an international technical expert then joined the city of Nice as a project manager for exhibitions.
Holder of a doctorate in contemporary history from the University of Lorraine, he has participated in numerous exhibitions and works devoted to Matisse. It was in 2015, while working for the inclusion of Nice on the UNESCO World Heritage List, that he highlighted the painter’s work – by directing exhibitions dedicated to the heritage of Nice from the 19th and 20th centuries. . In 2020, he contributed to the writing of the exhibition catalog Matisse in the Nahmad collection as well as Pierre Matisse, an art dealer in New York in 2021.
Christian Estrosi, the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, welcomed the news: “I am delighted that the jury’s choice fell on the candidacy of Aymeric Jeudy who, through his knowledge of Matisse, Nice and the history of our collections, will continue the dynamic initiated by Claudine Grammont to promote the museum, develop its public and its international influence. »
Inaugurated in 1963 in the Villa des Arènes, the municipal museum has a vast collection of around 600 works by the Nice artist: cut-out gouaches, paintings, drawings, engravings and sculptures – the fruit of donations from Henri Matisse and his heirs. The next exhibition is entitled “Miró and Matisse”.