Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa, Le Havre

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The impressionist painting collection at Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa is the second most extensive in France, after that of the Orsay Museum in Paris. Facing the sea, this museum is a smooth, transparent assembly of glass and steel posed on a concrete pad. The large windows let in the highly variable light of the Normandy coast (carefully filtered to protect the art, of course)--a light that inspired many of the painters in the museum's collections. There are works by Claude Monet and other well-known artists, including Corot, Delacroix, Courbet, Degas, Manet, Renoir, Gauguin, Sisley, and Pissarro. The museum houses the largest collection of works by Eugène Boudin in the world. Modern art is also well represented here. Plan to see Musee d’art Moderne Andre Malraux - MuMa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Le Havre holiday site.
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  • We were a bit surprised to find out that the collections were so limited, with one or a few pieces by artist for most of them. While there were quite a few Eugène Boudin, they are not the most famous....  more
    We were a bit surprised to find out that the collections were so limited, with one or a few pieces by artist for most of them. While there were quite a few Eugène Boudin, they are not the most famous....  more »
  • It’s a great museum if you like Impressionism in particular. Many paintings by Le Havre artists of that era and a lot of Eugene Boudin. I liked his study of cows the best. Some other paintings but....  more
    It’s a great museum if you like Impressionism in particular. Many paintings by Le Havre artists of that era and a lot of Eugene Boudin. I liked his study of cows the best. Some other paintings but....  more »
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  • An impressive collection of impressionist paintings which makes a part of Normandy’s impressionist collections. You can visit the museum and the temporary exposition in about one hour and a half.
  • A couple of months ago I went to most of the headline museums in Paris, but this is the best art museum I have visited in France this year. The core collection is made up of a lot of sketches and a few fully worked up paintings by local impressionist artist Eugene Boudin. There is a whole wall of sketches from along the nearby coast, plus another of really charming cow pictures. Alongside this is a collection of more and less well known late 19th and early 20th century names (including Renoir and Pissaro), but I thought many of the highlights were by artists I didn't recognise. There is one fabulous example of pointilism plus two genuinely magnificent busts of a man and woman from Sudan.

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