Monet, The Late Years - until May 27,2019
The exhibition features about 50 pieces realized between 1913 and 1926 which were the last years of Claude Monet’s career. During the final stretch of his career, Monet spent most of his time at home in Giverny, a small town located on the right bank of the River Seine in northern France. He had a passion for gardening, flowers and oriental vegetation and they were his main inspiration for conceiving colorful floral paintings representing waterlilies, weeping willows, water gardens including his house with its Japanese bridge.
Water lilies are among the 20 paintings on loan from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.
Monet painted over 205 pieces over the last 30 years of his life. He had the capacity to enhance beauty through rich colors and in different types of light making his compositions masterpieces of Impressionism.
Gauguin, a spiritual journey - until June 23,2019
The exhibition displays paintings from Gauguin but also wood carvings, prints, drawings and ceramics which gives a good overview of Gauguin’s career. Through these different pieces, we discover the artistic quest that led Gauguin to travel to the French colonial empire in the Pacific: New Zealand, the Marquesas Islands and Tahiti. France has also been a place of inspiration especially Brittany and the small town of Pont-Auven where Gauguin would take inspiration from everyday life of “Bretons”.