Richier Gallery

This exhibition space on the ground-floor level is entirely devoted to sculpture, in the person of the great 20th-century artist Germaine Richier, a pupil of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montpellier. Works by her teachers,Guigues in Montpellier and Bourdelle in Paris, are also represented. Richier remained true to her southern French roots, drawing on regional fauna for her hybrid creatures, evoking the disturbing animal passions that inhabit and devour humanity.