Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa
(3.1/5 based on 75 reviews on the web)
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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  • There are reproductions of HEROISED very well done we learn life HEROISED and family through the paint and explanation very well done the least: I find it unfortunate that the two people at the entrance are not more involved. The BREL Museum and a little more emotional distance.
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  • It is a small cultural center. The displayed paintings are copies of the more or less successful works. Should therefore not expect to a museum but rather to a discovery of the life of Gauguin. The employees are very friendly.
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  • The Gauguin Museum allows you to trace the life of the artist and its artistic development: many interesting texts punctuate the collection of copies of his paintings. Through his life in Polynesia one can also get a glimpse of life at the time. The reconstruction of the House of the enjoy is friendly but limited; interest It is located in front of the well (found through fairly recent excavations) which used the painter. Around, bungalows accommodate artists of passage. The visit of the centre lasts about an hour, I advise to continue by Brel, a simple shed space that allows to see the plane Jojo that look, and to live a moment of emotion listening to her most beautiful songs; a few posters and explanatory notes there also but it travels very quickly.
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