Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

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Art Museum
Head to Gauguin Museum for an introduction to one of French Polynesia's most famous adopted sons. The French Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin adored the islands from the time he first visited in 1891, taking up full-time residence here in the years proceeding his death in 1903. The museum collects memorabilia, photographs, and documents related to the artist--including some sketches attributed to the artist himself--and displays them in an imaginative and informative way. Be inspired by the artist's relationship with the islands, and pick up a souvenir print or postcard to take away with you. Put Gauguin Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hiva Oa vacation route planner.
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  • In the heart of Atuona, the visit of the cultural centre bringing together the Gauguin Museum and the Museum of Jacques Brel is. The museum dedicated to Paul Gauguin brings through multiple reproductions the hectic of the painter sometimes loved, sometimes hated life. The museum dedicated to Jacques Brel allows us to see how the latter has left a wonderful memory to residents. You will not, in this village without meeting someone for a story.
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  • On arriving there I told myself to not start from Hiva Oa without visit the Gauguin Museum & that of Brel. Arrived 45 minutes before closing from "11:00" the Lady at the front desk looks at his watch and told us "sorry we're closed you won't have time" we still insist to enter! Once there, we find reproductions of Gauguin and throughout its history, but it's still a magnificent moment... We went to the Museum of Brel at the bottom of the field where the songs of the artist turns into loop to contemplate his plane and discover its history. Do once at least
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  • How to come here and not go see this museum we find all the periods of the life and the work of gauguin
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