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Current and Coming Exhibitions:

Rosa Bonheur
From April 17th, 2015 through September 20th, 2015

Rosa Bonheur (1822-1899) excelled as a painter, drawer, engraver and sculptor as well. She liked featuring animals, what makes her a major artist in animal art. This is the reason why the museum of Vernon, specializing in animal art, has decided to dedicate her an exhibition.

Rosa Bonheur was taught by her father, a painter himself, at a time when the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (fine arts school) was still closed to women. She managed to become famous, to be recognized as a great artist and to make her living from her art that was very successful.  She was even the first female artist to be decorated with the Legion of Honour. Rosa Bonheur is now associated with the beginning of feminism for the very free life she led.

Rosa Bonheur is well represented in French and foreign museums. One of her major works, the Horse fair, is at the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York.


Rosa Bonheur exposed in Paris

Past exhibitions:

Christophe Conan. Moving Life
November 6, 2007 - February 10, 2008

50 years of photography in Vernon (1840-1890)
May 29 - September 30, 2007

Painter, Poet and Animal
February 6 - April 15, 2007

LRBA
60 years of space conquest
November 18 - December 31, 2006


North Africa shown by French Provinces Museums
July 1, 2006 - October 29, 2006

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Poetical bestiary
March - May 2005

Or the crossed looks of the poet and the illustrator on the animal world.

Vernon in the 19th Century
April - June 2005

Photos by Paul Denis

The bestiary of Etienne Yver
June - September 2005

In collaboration with the FRAC of Haute-Normandie

Press drawings of J.J. Ostier
September - November 2005

Jules Renard
December 2005 - January 2006

In collaboration with the libray of Vernon and the museum of Laval.


The arrival of the railroad in Vernon
October 15, 2004 - January 16, 2005

The history of the railroad in Vernon and its consequences on the city. Railroad in the paintings.

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Vernon train station
Early 20th century postcard
Alphonse Georges Poulain Museum

The Liberation of Vernon
May 14 - September 19, 2004

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the D-Day, this exhibition focuses on the way the inhabitants of Vernon lived the days around August 1944.

See also :
Vernon History : The Liberation of Vernon


Vernon inhabitants welcome their Liberarators
Rue de Verdun, DR

Pierre Maubert and Vernon
March 16 - April 30, 2004

Pierre Maubert
Vernon Bridge

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