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Musée d'Art Américain de Giverny




One hundred years ago, a colony of American artists (including the likes of Mary Cassatt, Lilla Cabot Perry and Willard Metcalf) stablished a colony in Giverny. They were intent on brushing up their impressionist techniques in the presence of the master himself, Claude Monet. From its foundation in 1992, the Musée d'Art Américain Giverny has always strived to honour the ties that unite the artistic heritages of France and the USA through the holding of a variety of temporary exhibitions.

France's only specialist museum of American art, the Musée d'Art Américain exhibits work spanning the period 1750 to date. For 2003, the museum will be welcoming international exhibitions including American Beauty : Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts, 1770-1920 and Paris, Capital of America : The American Avant-Garde in Paris, 1918-1939.

Located a stone's throw from Claude Monet's home, the museum was founded by industrialist and art lover Daniel J. Terra. Nestling on a hillside, its modern architecture blends perfectly into the countryside around Giverny, cradled as it is in extensive flower gardens and fields of poppies.

The museum also offers a full range of cultural activities: conferences, art history courses, educational programs, workshops, documentary resources, concerts, and guided tours of the gardens of leading impressionists.

- Opening hours : from 1st April to 31st October 2004.
From March to October, the museum is open every day except Mondays, from 10 am to 6 pm During November, the museum is open on Thursdays and Sundays only.
Exceptionally, the museum will be open on Mondays 12 April and 31 May 2004.
- Rates : Adults 5,50 Euros. Concessions 4 Euros. From 12 to 18 years old : 3 Euros. Free under 12 years old. French/English audioguide : 1 Euro.
Adult groups (20 persons and over) : 4 Euros. School groups : 3 Euros. Pass : 23 Euros.
Free entrance on the First Sunday of each month.
- Reception and services : Bookshop-Boutique, Restaurant with shaded terrace, Tearoom, Auditorium.
Car park with info-point.The museum is accessible to people with restricted mobility and those in wheelchairs.

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Musée d'Art Américain de Giverny
99, rue Claude Monet

Tel : +33 2 32 51 94 65
Fax : +33 2 32 52 94 67

Contact : Madame Sophie Lévy

Railroad Station : Vernon (5 Km)
Airport : Paris - Roissy Charles de Gaulle (90 Km)

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Leisure on site :

  • Museum

Leisure nearby :

  • Park

Parking :

  • Private parking
  • Outdoor parking

Situation :

  • Countryside