Les Enfants de l’impressionnisme


Painting, photography, video

Les Enfants de l’impressionnisme

Past: March 31 → July 2, 2023

In spring 2023, the musée des impressionnismes Giverny is organizing an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to childhood in Impressionism.

How did great masters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir or Camille Pissarro represent their families and those of their loved ones?

What do their works say about the place of the child? What kind of parents were they?

Under the Third Republic, while Jules Ferry worked to develop the education of the working classes, artists took up the subject of children in modern society through the following themes: motherhood, learning, games, outings to the beach and the gardens, adolescence and its daydreams… Between the relative emancipation that youth acquires and the strict education that still has the value of governing, there are many ways to forge a life towards the world of adults before the 1914-1918 war.

What does it mean to be the daughter or son of an impressionist painter?

The Children of Impressionism exhibition will bring together around a hundred works including those of Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Mary Cassatt and Berthe Morisot.

The musée des impressionnismes Giverny invites the viewer to go beyond the idyllic image to enter the little-known intimacy of Impressionist families.

The exhibition will also extend its exploration to today’s children and adolescents through photography and video.

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99 rue Claude Monet

27620 Giverny

T. 02 32 51 94 65

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Opening hours

Everyday, 10 AM – 6 PM
Le musée est ouvert les jours fériés (sauf le 1er septembre, le 25 décembre et 1er janvier) — Les 24 et 31 décembre : fermeture exceptionnelle à 16h30 (dernière admission 16h) — Dernière admission 17h30

Admission fee

Full rate €10.00 — Concessions €7.00

The artists

  • Ange Leccia
  • Martin Parr
  • Rineke Dijkstra
  • Claude Monet
  • Paul Gauguin
  • Pierre Auguste Renoir
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Berthe Morisot
  • Mary Cassatt
  • Elaine Constantine
And 4 others…