Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

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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. Use our Hiva Oa trip planning site to visit Gauguin Museum on your trip to Hiva Oa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • you will see reproductions only but they're glorious to look at in spite of the fact that most of the originals are at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and other museums around the world. Kind of... 
    you will see reproductions only but they're glorious to look at in spite of the fact that most of the originals are at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and other museums around the world. Kind of...  more »
  • We enjoyed the museum and would recommend; but this activity could easily be more informative with a guide sheet or layout depicting what is being shown. No English anywhere, and the Brel museum is....  more
    We enjoyed the museum and would recommend; but this activity could easily be more informative with a guide sheet or layout depicting what is being shown. No English anywhere, and the Brel museum is....  more »
  • This museum traces Gauguin's work with a large collection of reproductions of his various paintings. Not all are that good , but it does serve to demonstrate the huge contribution that he had on the....  more
    This museum traces Gauguin's work with a large collection of reproductions of his various paintings. Not all are that good , but it does serve to demonstrate the huge contribution that he had on the....  more »
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  • Nice reproductions of most of his works. He was also a sculptor!
  • Worth a visit to see where Gauguin ended his days, paintings exhibited are copies of originals held elsewhere.
  • Copied paintings, his reconstructed house gives you a very realistic impression of this painter. We can easily imagine his life...
  • To find a retrospective of the history of colonized Polynesia and honest copies of Gauguin's work, go to the Gauguin Museum in Hivaoa in the Marquesas. artist. Gauguin's tomb in the cemetery completes the visit.
  • Interesting if you don't know GAUGIN. Unpretentious but communicating museum.

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