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If you?re heading to France to experience its world-famous
art and culture, one of the places you simply must visit is the Musee d?Art
Moderne Andre Malraux in Le Havre, one of Normandy?s best art galleries, just a
short distance from some of our villas in North France.

Often shortened to Musee Malraux or even just MuMa, here you
can see one of France?s most extensive collections of impressionist paintings,
second only to the Orsay Museum in Paris. Designed by architecture studio
Atelier LWD, the museum is a highly modern in style space, and is named by
Andre Malraux, who was the Minister for Culture at the time the museum opened
in 1961.

The museum is especially dedicated to artists who were born,
lived and worked in Le Havre or surrounding Normandy, with an entire room on
the ground floor devoted to the Fauvist works of Raoul Duffy. Another wall is
dedicated to the works of Eugene Boudin, another native of Le Havre and a
mentor of Claude Monet. Visitors will also be able to enjoy paintings by
world-famous and critically acclaimed impressionist artists such as Claude
Monet, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet and Paul Gauguin, as well as a considerable
number of modern artworks by artists such as Henri Matisse and Albert Marquet.

In 2004, the museum also received the donation of the vast
collection of Olivier Senn, which contains over 200 paintings by some of the
great masters of impressionism and modern art. Thanks to these donations, the
public can also enjoy works by Renoir, Degas, Pissarro and Sisley among others.


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