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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  • We really enjoyed our visit to the Gauguin Museum this week while in Hiva Oa and would highly recommend stopping by for an hour or two. Seeing so many pieces of his work in one location, (even being r...  more »
  • So long as to be at Hiva Oa, as go: collections of objects are interesting and the Gauguin is a curiosity... On the other hand, for his paintings, come on, a good book always better than pale exposed reproductions.
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  • In the Museum different personal remnants of Gauguin and many images are all painted after pictures. The Museum is not air conditioned and we missed the love to the various exhibits in their representation. You could do much more, e.g. with multimedia installations. The reconstructed house of the artist stands in the garden, but also here about something unkind. You can not read many documents, lacking a translation. Measured at the entrance fee $6 something to expensive. Through the garden you also reach a hangar, which is dedicated to Jacques Brel, entrance 5 euros.
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