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Normandy Impressionist Festival

Tickets for Rouen museum exhibitions

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Impressionism! The Normandie Impressionniste Festival has some striking and colorful exhibitions in store to celebrate the movement’s 150th anniversary. From March 22 to September 22, 2024, don’t miss this not-to-be-missed event and book your tickets now.

The Réunion des musées métropolitains Rouen Normandie unveils a variety ofexhibitions for the Normandie Impressionniste Festival. Whether you’re looking for emotion, discovery or fascination, browse the program of upcoming exhibitions and reserve your tickets now. This world-renowned event attracts visitors from all over the world for a unique artistic experience!


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Normandism, by David Hockney

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, 22.03 – 22.09 In the heart of the portrait collection (Caillebotte, Renoir), explore ten paintings by David Hockney inviting us into his studio. From self-portraits to portraits of friends and visitors, each canvas reveals the magic of presence captured in paint. Further on, recent landscapes of Normandy interrogate the famous works of Claude Monet, accompanied by an unpublished theoretical text by theBritish artist inspired by the Rouen collections. Natural phenomena, vibrant colors and outdoor scenes testify to the richness ofImpressionist art in contemporary painting. Finally, in the Moon Room, nocturnal iPad drawings and canvases in shades of blue and black, illuminated by the reflections of the moon, open the way to the infinity promised by painting, whatever the medium. Cultural signage and the multilingual Wivisites application enhance the mediation of this exhibition. Guided tours and practical art workshops are also available. Access to the exhibition is free of charge. Further information

The Butterfly Effect, by James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, 24.05 – 22.09James Abbott McNeill Whistler was an artist famous for his total approach toart, in which poetry, music and lifestyle were all integrated. His paintings depict coastal scenes, views of the Grand Canal or the Thames, capturing delicate reflections and plays of light. His elegant portraits and nocturnal landscapes are forerunners of his time, expressing exceptional qualities through a subtle color palette. Theexhibition aims to make Whistler’s aesthetic accessible to all through a variety of media that engage the five senses. In-room mediation favors a sensory and inclusive approach, offering everyone a visit that stimulates not only sight, but also touch and hearing. Music, fabrics and scents complement the contemplation of the works for an emotional and immersive experience of the exhibition. For young visitors, the cartoon character Ariol will guide them in their discovery of this influential painter. Admission to the exhibition is available at prices ranging from 9 to 14 euros.

  • Poetry and color” weekend: Whistler and his many artist friends never ceased to forge links between painting, poetry and music. Colorful tales and readings will punctuate these times for young audiences, adults and families. Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts.
  • British Day: cinema, readings of Edgard Allan Poe tales and language workshops. For young and old alike. Saturday August 24.
  • Nocturne a few days before closing: the museum invites visitors to a nocturnal tour accompanied by a concert of Polish music. Friday, September 20, 6-10pm.

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At Musée de la Corderie Vallois, Notre-Dame-De-Bondeville, from 15.06 to 22.09 The exhibition COULEURS, created by MuseoScience, offers a fascinating exploration of the world of color, combining science, technology and art. Open to all, it invites visitors to be surprised and amazed by a journey based on experimentation, observation and reflection on the perception of color. Theexhibition aims to make science and technology, as well as the latest advances in research and innovation, accessible to all in a fun and enjoyable way. Families are invited to explore a captivating journey enriched by a game booklet. The exhibition features playful experiments based on an in-depth sensory exploration of color. Cultural mediators will lead workshops for children, based on activities designed in collaboration with physicists. These experiments will continue in the dye plant garden, with plant dyeing, plastic arts and a variety of creative and festive activities. Tickets for the exhibition are priced from 3 to 7 euros.

  • Festive launch with a family event.
  • Tours, activities and creative workshops for the whole family with Céline Nadal, PhD in physics and curator of the exhibition. The aim is to bring science and technology and the latest advances in research and innovation to as many people as possible on Sunday June 16 at the Musée industriel de la Corderie Vallois.
  • La guinguette des couleurs: dance show in the Corderie garden.
  • For the whole family: the Musée des Tout-Petits, Petit Bleu et Petit Jaune (storytelling), workshops for young audiences (creative workshops with Angelica De Sisto, visual artist), vegetable dyeing workshops and discovery of dye plants on Sunday, July 14.

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Passion Japon

At the Musée de la Céramique in Rouen, from 15.06 to 22.09 The exhibition explores the history of the Japanese collection in three key stages. The first room recreates the atmosphere of an Asian art store in the second half of the 19th century, where visitors can admire ceramics, prints and netsuke. The second room illustrates a new period in the collection, from the early 20th century to the 1960s, marked by European travel to Japan and the introduction of mass-produced objects for tourists (dolls, fans, lacquerware). This room also features a family-friendly area, inspired by a typical room in a traditional Japanese home. Finally, the third room highlights the collection ofJapanese art from the 1970s to the present day. Visitors can discover objects from Japanese pop culture. The exhibition is designed to be enjoyed by all. A child-friendly itinerary and an exhibition gazette facilitate discovery for younger visitors, while the Wivisites app translates the room texts into several foreign languages. The diversified program highlights Japanese popular culture through a number of workshops. Conferences are also organized on themes such as Japanese art, Japanese history and popular culture. Local residents are invited to contribute to the exhibition by lending personal objects related to Japanese popular culture. Admission to the exhibition is priced from 3 to 7 euros.

  • Festive launch on Saturday June 15 at the Musée de la Céramique.
  • Passion Japon et pop-culture” weekend: flash visits, art workshops and discovery of Japanese culture for teenagers, adults and families. Come and discover Japanese pop culture on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7, with music, cinema, horror stories, art and sports workshops.

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Sensations, rising sun

At Musée Beauvoisine, from 15.06 to 22.09 The “Sensations, soleil levant” exhibition, developed in partnership with Néo Digital Immersive Studio, marks the last exhibition before the Musée Beauvoisine closes for work on its major renovation project. The sensory and interactive experience continues with the discovery of living nature in the urban garden of Square André Maurois and its plant containers. Activities for toddlers, children’s workshops, family shows, as well as sensory tours and workshops on medicinal plants, garden storytelling and up-cycling are all on the program to strengthen our connection with living things. Encounters-concerts, outdoor projections and collaborative games will guide us towards a desirable future. “Sensations, soleil levant” is suitable for children aged 8 and over. Admission to the exhibition costs between €2 and €5.

  • Festive launch: “In the garden, in the living! “Nature activities for the whole family in the jardin des simples, tastings, up-cycling workshops, encounters, games and a concert on Sunday June 16.
  • Open-air cinema on Friday June 28 at 10pm.
  • La Fresque des nouveaux récits, a collaborative game for a desirable future on Saturday, June 29.
  • Children’s workshops: Nature at your fingertips on June 29, July 10, 16 and 27, August 6 and 28.
  • Le jardin des tout-petits: garden tales and awakening the senses on Tuesday, July 30 and Thursday, August 22.
  • Family shows: Le Berce-plafond, ciné-concert for toddlers on Friday, July 12.
  • Magic garden with Aga English on Tuesday, August 27.
  • Garden workshops: sensory discoveries, medicinal plants, storytelling with a nature animator and a storytelling herbalist on July 13, 21 and 25, August 1, 18 and 28.

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