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Past Exhibitions

Manguin, the Joy of Colour

From July 14th through November 5th, 2017


The poet Guillaume Apollinaire called Henri Manguin 'the voluptuous painter'.

Manguin celebrated la joie de vivre through appealing themes like nudes, sunbathed mediterranean landscapes, peaceful family scenes and still lives.

Manguin studied with Gustave Moreau and was influenced by the impressionist movement.

From his first attempts to 1918, he kept painting works full of happiness and sensuality...
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Manguin Exhibition Giverny 2017

In Concert! Musical Instruments in Art, 1860-1910

From March 24th through July 2nd, 2017


The second half of the 19th Century is not only the time of a revolution in art with the birth of impressionist painting.

It is also a time for changes in music. New instruments are invented. Music enters in the homes of the upper middle-class, while a growing number of cafés-concerts, bals, brass bands, circus or operas attract crowds looking for leisure and fun....

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In Concert Exhibition Giverny 2017

Sorolla and the Paris Years

From July 14th through November 6th, 2016

In 1906, Spanish painter Joaquín Sorolla exhibited for the first time at the galerie Georges Petit in Paris, one of the main impressionist galleries.

The exhibition was a resounding success and helped establish Sorolla’s international reputation.... 

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Sorolla exhibition Giverny Museum 2016

Caillebotte, Painter and Gardener

From March 25th through July 3rd, 2016

Gustave Caillebotte had many passions that he undertook with equal dedication.

He was gifted for painting, naval architecture, sport, as well as a collector of his impressionist friends.
Caillebotte setttled at Petit-Genevilliers around 1887 to live closer to the River Seine.

In his extensive garden that included an orchids  greenhouse, he indulged in his passion for horticulture.

Garden and flowers became his major motifs.....
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Caillebotte exhibition Giverny Museum 2016

Degas, an Impressionist Painter?

From March 27th through July 19th, 2015

Considered one of the leading figures of the Impressionism, Edgar Degas nevertheless disliked painting outdoors on the motif as most impressionists did, and he had complex relationships with the other members of the movement.

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Degas Etoile, exhibited in Giverny Museum 2015

Exhibition of contemporary photographs:
Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault, Bernard Plossu, Stephen Shore

Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the world.

This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at this mythic place through the works of five internationally renowned contemporary photographers.

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Stephen Shore Giverny 1983

American Impressionism: A New Vision

March 28th  ->  June 29th, 2014

The exhibition presented approximately 80 paintings signed by American  impressionists such as
John Singer Sargent,  Mary Cassatt, James Mc Neill Whistler, who spent a long time in France,
belonged to the impressionist group and participated in the creation of this new aesthetic.

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American Impressionism exhibition in Giverny 2014

Brussels, An Impressionist Capital

July 11th  ->  November 2nd, 2014

Brussels was one of the first cities to exhibit the masterpieces of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists at the Salons des XX and the Salon de la Libre Esthetique.

From Ensor to Van Rysselberghe, the Belgian painters tended to describe reality and were sensitive to the language of color and light.

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Brussels Impressionist capital exhibition giverny 2014