About the Museum
The Collection Lambert opened its doors in 2000 when Yvon Lambert, a gallery owner and art collector, decided to house his personal collection in the Hôtel de Caumont, an old town house dating from the 18th century. The Collection Lambert, which began in the 1960s with a special focus on minimalism, conceptualism and land art, has evolved since then towards more figurative styles of paintings, contemporary photography, videos and installations. Lambert’s approach to collecting has allowed the continued growth of the museum’s collection towards the promising young talents of tomorrow. The Fondation Yvon Lambert’s collection includes hundreds of major artworks by prominent international artists such as Cy Twombly, Robert Ryman, Andres Serrano, Donald Judd, Brice Marden, Francis Alÿs, and Daniel Buren, amongst many others. These works are now part of the French national heritage, representing the most extensive donation in France since the Moreau-Nélaton donation in 1906 to the Louvre.