Musée d’art Moderne André Malraux - MuMa

Musée d’art Moderne André Malraux - MuMa

Musée d’art Moderne André Malraux - MuMa
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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The first thing you notice about the Musée d'art moderne André Malraux-MuMa Le Havre is its breathtaking coastal setting. As you approach the spacious, light-filled museum building, Henri-Georges Adam's monumental concrete sculpture The Signal heightens the experience, framing a slice of the maritime landscape that inspired many of the works in the museum's collections. Le Havre has nurtured artists like Monet, Dubuffet, Friesz, Dufy and Braque. And MuMa is a pillar of the city's art history. Inaugurated in 1961 by André Malraux, then France's Minister of Cultural Affairs, MuMa is known for its late-19th and 20th-century collections. From the Impressionists to the Fauves, the museum's collections have been enriched by gifts such as works from the studio of Eugène Boudin and the Marande donation. More recently, Hélène Senn-Foulds donated an impressive collection built up by her grandfather, Olivier Senn, in the early 20th century. Thanks to the donation, MuMa's collection of Impressionist works is today one of France's largest, and the public can now enjoy works by Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Degas, Courbet and Corot.
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Turner S
1,445 contributions
Aug 2021
It’s a great museum if you like Impressionism in particular. Many paintings by Le Havre artists of that era and a lot of Eugene Boudin. I liked his study of cows the best. Some other paintings but focus is on the impressionists and other styles close to that time period. I enjoyed it, but the limited selection means it won’t be a winner for everyone. It is a small space which made it easy to navigate and see everything in a short time.
Written August 24, 2021
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,813 contributions
Aug 2020
it was an amazing and beautiful visit, as the building itself is already worth to come here. even more so the exhibition with some great permanent collection and a real highlight was the current part. you will have to register your visit in advance online, and there is only a very limited number of people allowed for each timeslot, so make sure to get your booking done.
Written August 3, 2020
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DromedaryTexas
Texas1 contribution
A lovely gem of a museum, with beautiful Boudin collection. Very much worth a visit!
Written November 7, 2007
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BigBrightBlueSky
Stranraer, UK186 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
Where do you start with a museum like this? Staggering collection of Eugene Boudoin's local paintings. But also some nice Renoir's and a handful of Monet's (although the Waterlilies is not on of the best).
There are several areas of old masters from the old Le Havre art gallery, destroyed by bombing in September 1944, including some rather nice van der Velde's.
Perhaps the most poignant are several of the last paintings by Camille Pissaro, including The Outer Harbour. After visiting the gallery, you can wander along the Quai de Southampton to the spot where he painted it.
The layout on the ground floor is superb, but the upper floor feels a little cramped.
I could go back again and again. And I shall.
Written December 22, 2014
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Peapodboat
Berwick upon Tweed, UK54 contributions
Dufy, Boudin, Monet, Renoir, Corot, Courbet, Marquet, Bonnard, Vuillard, Roussel, Gaugin, Sisley, they're all here, and more.
Under 26's are free.
Written October 18, 2009
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lolakent2016
Folkestone, UK34 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
I had checked this gallery out as we had time to spend in Le Havre while our cruise ship was docked.
This is an excellent gallery,easy to find and holds a collection of Impressionist work bar none.
Le Havre is the birthplace of Raoul Dufy and there is a stunning group of his work on display.

There is a special area devoted to Boudin and the pictures are probably better than in the gallery at Honfleur.

There is a smart cafe on the top floor serving coffees and light meals.

So all in all a good place to visit.
Written November 5, 2012
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HowieBoldon
Newcastle UK120 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
Although you go for the Art the building is worth going for on its own.A large open space with walls of screened glass give a perfect view of the pictures and sculptures.The gallery is on a corner site at the sea front and is easy to find.I had expected this to be busy as the cruise liner Queen Elizabeth had docked but the passangers were obviously off somewhere else as only a handfull of other visitors were in the building.
Written September 6, 2011
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desertminky
Palm Desert, CA266 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
We docked at Le Havre on a cruise ship and were debating taking transportation to Honfleur or seeing this lovely museum. I am glad we chose to visit the Musee des Beaux Arts Malraux because there are some amazing painting on display! The museum isn't very large, but for Impressionist fans it is a must see if you are in the area. Teens and adults were all impressed.
Written June 29, 2013
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Chetede
Seattle, WA47 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
It's a small museum, but they've arranged paintings nicely. There is Renoir, Monet, Dufy and a lot of other impressionists. Boudin of course has almost entire floor for his paintings. Note his painting of cows ) If you are on a quest to visit museums with French impressionists, then you should definitely visit it.
Written April 29, 2018
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Karen W
Fox River Grove, IL597 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This is probably the top attraction in Le Havre, especially for art lovers. The museum is right on the harbor. The galleries are bright and attractive, and there are a number of notable paintings. (They say they have the largest collection of impressionist paintings in France after the Orsay.) It is definitely worth a visit.
Written December 3, 2014
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