Gauguin Museum, Hiva Oa

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#3 of 11 in Things to do in Marquesas Islands
Art Museum · History 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. 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...  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 »

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