The musée des impressionnismes Giverny invites you to discover masterpieces in a prestigious historical site located less than one hour from Paris.
Giverny, a colony of artists The great impressionist painter Claude Monet moved to the village of Giverny in 1883. Shortly thereafter, a group of American artists followed. These young artists were eager to learn impressionist techniques in the Norman landscape so dear to Monet. A thriving colony soon developed.Founded by Daniel J. Terra in 1992, the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny created a series of unprecedented programs during the sixteen years of its existence − outstanding exhibitions, publications, colloquia, conferences, and residencies for artists and art historians that focused on American art. In 2009, the Terra Foundation for American Art’s partnership with the Conseil Général de l’Eure, de la Seine Maritime, the région Haute-Normandie, the Communauté d’Agglomération des Portes de l’Eure and the city of Vernon, and with the Musée d’Orsay has lead to the creation of the Musée des Impressionnismes thus replacing the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny. This new museum seeks to explore the history of impressionism and its aftermath, as well as its later repercussions in the second half of the twentieth century. The Terra Foundation for American Art maintains an active role on the Board of Directors of this institution, and continues to participate in the development of this museum, through loans, grants and the organization of exhibitions on American art. The Musée d’Orsay supports the Musée des Impressionnismes through its expertise and generous loans.
How to get there
The museum is located less than one hour from Paris via the A13 highway exit #14 or #16 to Vernon, then Giverny By train (line Paris Saint Lazare / Rouen), stop at the Vernon station
from 10am to 6pm Open on Public Holidays