Estrine Museum - Saint Rémy de Provence

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The museum is situated in a very beautiful private mansion l’Hotel Estrine which was built in 1749. It is an exceptional testimony of C18th Provencal architecture and was the house of representatives of the Princes of Monaco who were lords of Saint Rémy from the reign of Louis XIII. The public collection at the Musée Estrine, an associative museum and labelled ‘Museum of France’ by the minister of culture in 2007 is today preserved and shown to the public. It is dedicated to C20th /21st paintings and graphic art.

Since its creation, the Estrine Museum has paid tribute to the considerable contribution of Vincent van Gogh to the modern and contemporary painting to which the museum is dedicated. The name of the association responsible for the development of the museum, Présence van Gogh, and the creation of an interpretive space dedicated to the painter are the hallmarks of the museum.
During the year that Vincent van Gogh was treated at the Hospice Saint-Paul de Mausole (May 1889 to May 1890), he created numerous drawings and nearly 150 paintings which are all masterpieces. It is undoubtedly in Saint-Rémy that the solar genius of the Dutch artist will reach its full blossoming.
The landscapes of Saint-Rémy and the foothills of the Alpilles remain today as Vincent discovered them more than a century ago.
On the occasion of the major museum expansion work that has just been carried out by the city of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, this interpretation centre has been enlarged and modernized by the museum.
It offers an in-depth insight into the world of Vincent van Gogh, his career as a painter, writer, demanding man, a scholar curious about discoveries, and a lover of art and literature.

In 1986 this historic building was awarded the Prize of Patrimony by the Fondation de France. Now with its new extension and planning layout it has allowed the museum to exhibit, next to its permanent collection, a temporary collection and also gives the public a place of mediation (educational workshops and conference centre) and a centre of interpretation devoted to the life and work of Van Gogh. The museum is adapted to welcome handicapped people (lifts etc).

Hôtel Estrine
8 rue Estrine
13210 Saint Rémy de Provence
Tel : +33 (0)4 90 92 34 72
www.musee-estrine.fr 
www.musees-mediterranee.org
For all information : contact@musee-estrine.fr