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“An eye for beauty in Le Havre” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux

Musee des Beaux Arts Andre Malraux
2 bd. Clemenceau, 76600 Le Havre, France
02-35-19-62-62
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Le Havre
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Honfleur, France
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“An eye for beauty in Le Havre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

After years of ignoring Le Havre as we rushed from the dock to our holiday destination, recently news of this museum took as back to this underestimated town.
Even on a wet Normandy day, the Muma museum is a delight. Overlooking the harbour inside it is spacious, well lit and stuffed full of amazing art.
Big fans of Raoul Dufy we were not disappointed, a wide range of his art is on view, rich in colour in that way only Raoul Dufy can paint - well except for his brother Jean. But we could not find any Jean Dufy paintings at Muma. A little about the brother's tragic relationship here:
http://www.normandythenandnow.com/an-eye-for-beauty-in-le-havre/
Also at MuMA are Monet, Boudin and many many more.
We will be back!

Visited September 2013
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“Stop off on Thompson Cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a medium sized modern art museum on the sea front at the concrete city of La Havre. Good variety of the usual masters, with some surprising originals. We were confronted with several staff smoking right outside the main entrance, not the most welcoming greeting.

worth a couple of hours, if in the area.

Visited August 2013
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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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“A lovely collection at just the right size for an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I adore going to museums, but most of them – particularly the larger ones – make me tired. Not so this one. It has some gorgeous paintings, but not an overwhelming amount. The Dufy and Boudin collections are outstanding. Most of the paintings offered the viewer an exceptional impression of Le Havre and environs. The entire wall of Boudin paintings took the viewer back to the time of Proust, particularly his Trouville works. My favorite Dufy responded to a poem by Apollinaire. There are other works and special exhibits, of course, but the impressionist and post-impressionist collection is really the gem in the crown. My favorite painting outside than the (post)impressionist collection is an anonymous Renaissance portrait of a woman by the French school. A visit to this architecturally stunning museum is a must during a rainy Le Havre afternoon. A real downer, however, is the English translations on many (I mean many) of the artworks’ titles. They range from incompetent to quite humorous. Maybe the translations were done by google or some other translation software. What a shame for such a fine collection!

Visited December 2013
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Berwick, United Kingdom
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“Pissarro's series port paintings of Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

included his last paintings done from an attic window above the Le Havre port; from different angles and in varied weather.

Can read French myself but the accompanying text wasn't translated into English, unlike the Rouen exhibition.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Superb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

we spent 4 hours walking through this excellent museum mid September. We arrived in Le Havre on a very dreary day indeed but this was certainly worth it. To see these old masters and the huge choice of painters was exquisite. Must say that having read some of the other reviews about the restaurant, I am glad we walked 10 minutes (rain stopped) and enjoyed a very nice late lunch indeed. Very much recommended if you are in the area.

Visited September 2013
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