Since the 1963 exhibition at the Palais du Louvre, the Metamorphoses collection, jointly produced by Georges Braque and Heger de Loewenfeld, has been shown in over two hundred exhibitions organized by some of the greatest museums and galleries of the world.
In 1973, Heger de Loewenfeld and Armand Israël conceived the idea of creating a museum in Georges Braque’s honor in order to protect and conserve part of the heritage of this great artist. Years later in 1991, Christian Perret, the Mayor of Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, heard about these plans and proposed to acquire the Tour de la Liberté for this express purpose. The tour had been originally constructed and erected at the Jardin des Tuileries for the 1989 bicentennial celebration of the French Revolution. The tour was moved to Saint-Dié-des-Vosges and on July 13, 1994, the Georges Braque Museum was inaugurated. It contains part of Baron de Loewenfeld’s personal collection from the Metamorphoses.
Armand Israël became head curator in 2006, and continues to organize exhibitions to promote this institution and the work of Georges Braque.