Two Norman museums join forces and offer a special rate to their public

Two Norman museums join forces and offer a special rate to their public
Two Norman museums join forces and offer a special rate to their public


Melissa Prou

Published on May 12, 2024 at 6:14 p.m.

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Impressionism was born in 1874, just 150 years ago. An anniversary celebrated with great fanfare in Normandy with numerous exhibitions and events offered by museums and cultural establishments throughout the region.

In Giverny (Eure), cradle village of the movement, the rule is no exception. In addition to offering two new exhibitions and several activities, the Impressionism Museum has decided to join forces with the Franciscans of Deauville and to propose a preferential rate At audience of the two establishments.

In order to make their programming accessible to as many people as possible, the two Normandy museums signed a partnership at the start of the year aimed at offering a preferential rate to visitors to each associated establishment.

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The system is already in place and will last until November 3, 2024: “Visitors, whether they have a paid ticket purchased at the ticket office of the partner museum, or a pass card (Friendsiscaines, for Les Franciscaines and Pass MDIG 2024, for the Impressionism Museum of Giverny), will benefit from a reduced rate. »

Making museums accessible

An initiative which should allow everyone to make your world known to the public of the partner establishment.

Located on the borders of Normandy and Île-de-France, the Giverny Museum of Impressionism is aimed at the entire Norman public. This new collaboration with Les Franciscaines allows a round trip between the banks of the Epte and those of the Manche, a guarantee of rich artistic, tourist and cultural exchanges in the coming years between the two museums.

Cyrille Sciama, director of the Museum of Impressionism.

For her part, Caroline Clémensat, director of the Franciscaines, wanted to remind gasoline of this project, namely “facilitate the public movementprojects and works between the two museums”.

Just like the Museum of Impressionism, the Deauville establishment has scheduled a exposure in connection with the 150 years of impressionism, visible until May 26, and entitled Zao Wou-ki, the alleys of another world.

Two other exhibitions will then take place in the museum: Robert Capa, Icons (from May 25 to October 13) and Floating Worlds, from Japonism to contemporary Japanese art (from June 22 to September 22).

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On the Giverny side, Impressionism and the sea will leave the museum on June 30, to then make way for Hiramatsu Reiji. Symphony of the Water Liliesfrom July 12 to November 3.

Strengthen the link

Finally, this partnership strengthens the link between the two establishments, which were already used to exchanging ideas, particularly in the scientific approach. Indeed, a work acquired by the Amis des Franciscaines association is currently on display in Giverny as part of the exhibition Impressionism and the sea.

It is Philomena (2021) by Pierre et Gilles, a creation at the intersection of painting and photography.

“The loan of this dreamlike work by Pierre and Gilles places the exhibition in the continuity of contemporary creation. Very attached to weaving links between 19th century arte and the works of the 21st centurye century, the museum is delighted to present Philomène (Mica Argañaraz), one of the jewels of the collection of the Franciscans of Deauville,” rejoices Cyrille Sciama.

Reduced price at the Giverny Museum of Impressionism: €9 (instead of €12). Reduced rate at the Franciscaines of Deauville: €13 instead of €16 for access to all exhibitions; €8 instead of €13 for access to the exhibition courtyard.

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