Our Program: The Dora Maar House Residency and Hotel de Tingry Cultural Hub
The Nancy B. Negley Association is based in Menerbes, France and promotes the arts with cultural activities taking place in The Dora Maar House and the Hôtel de Tingry.
Dora Maar House
The Dora Maar House residency program offers international writers, academics and artists a place of tranquility where they can work on projects specific to their area of expertise.
Hôtel de Tingry
Hôtel de Tingry cultural hub is a unique venue for conferences, exhibitions, lectures, concerts, arts events, and it is the home of the Hôtel de Tingry Arts Club.
The Area: Ménerbes & Provence
The village of Ménerbes holds the official classification as a one of “the prettiest villages of France.” It is part of the regional park of the Luberon, a protected game and wildlife area covering the mountains of the Luberon range and located within Provence, or southern France. Dating back to the Paleolithic age, the village sits on a narrow spine of a hilltop. Nostradamus claimed it looked like a ship in an ocean of vineyards. In the Roman period the village was known as Minerva, after the goddess of crafts, poetry and wisdom as well as the inventor of music.
The village boasts many historical buildings. Among them is the church of Saint-Luc, which was reconstructed in the 16th century on the ruins of an older church. The Castellet, which later belonged to the painter Nicolas de Stael (1914-1955), was used successfully as a fortress by the Huguenots in the 16th century. The 18th century Hôtel d’Astier de Montfaucon now houses the town’s Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon, a civic building dedicated to truffles, Luberon wines and other local products. And the two buildings of the Nancy B. Negley Association the historic Hotel de Tingry, and the Dora Maar House.