On 24th March the Giverny Impressionisms Museum opened its doors to greet you to the 2017 season which will be marked with lots of new events and as always offering more Impressionist Art and cultural entertainment. This year’s first temporary exhibition which has been on show since the Museum re-opened, entitled “Tintamarre : musical instruments in Art from 1860 to 1910”, sweeps you back into the musical world of the Impressionist era.
You have up until 2nd July to discover a selection of paintings which depict the presence of music and instruments in scenes from daily life during the golden age of Impressionism, that is, from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th. It is an opportunity to learn more about the way pictoral art and music were intricately linked, as music’s new popularity and style inspired many artists in so far as they began to represent in their work tastes and amusement which characterized the era, such as fanfares, cabarets, orchestras, music lessons and salon music.
It is an opportunity to admire, amongst others, works such as Edouard Manet’s La Leçon de musique (1870), Edgar Degas’s Mademoiselle Dihau au piano (1869-1872) or Gustave Caillebotte’s La Leçon de piano (1881). A great number of the paintings displayed have been borrowed from the famous Parisian museums such as Le Musée d’Orsay and Le Musée Marmottan, the result of which is a really exceptional exhibition!
On parallel with this exhibition, the Giverny Impressionisms Museum would also like to invite you to listen to ‘the musicians at the museum’, a group of musicians who are performing two Saturdays a month in April, May and June to put the spotlight on the history of certain instruments and their repertoire.
2017 Events Agenda
Thanks to its events agenda and guided tours the museum is open to welcome you all the year round to study and make the most beautiful paintings of its collections live on.
New restaurant in Giverny
New in 2017, the Giverny Impressionisms Museum’s restaurant has been given a new look! New menu, new decor… Another reason to visit Giverny for lunch whilst making the most of a country atmosphere in bistrot spirit. There will be more information to come very soon…
Manguin, the exquisite delights of colour
The next 2017 exhibition will be in commemoration of Manguin, the artist with the colourful world and forerunner of the Fauvism movement. From Friday 14th July to Sunday 5th November the Giverny Impressionisms Museum will unveil a selection of works which reveal both the artist’s inventiveness and colour harmony.
The Giverny Impressionisms Museum is open evey day from 24th March to 5th November 2017 from 10a.m until 6p.m – last admission: 5.30p.m
Adults : 7 €
Students and chidren aged between 12 and 18 years : 4.50 €
Children aged from 7 to 11 years : 3 €
Children under 7 years : Free
Family deal: when you purchase three tickets, get 1 free child entry
Disabled persons : 3 €
Free entry for individuals the first Sunday of each month
The Giverny Impressionisms Museum (Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny)
99 rue Claude Monet 27620 Giverny
02 32 51 94 65