New Musée Camille Claudel Opens
The long-awaited first Camille Claudel museum in the world opens in Nogent-sur-Seine, the town in the Champagne region just one hour by train from Paris, where the talented artist spent part of her youth.
Claudel gained notoriety as Rodin’s muse and mistress but never lived to enjoy the recognition her deeply sensitive work deserved. All the more precious because so little of her work remains, the permanent collection consists of the acquisitions of Reine-Marie Paris and Philippe Cressent, complemented by those of the Heritage Fund and the generosity of patrons.
Over 40 exhibited works offer a discovery of the tragic career of Claudel, and a representative group of French sculptures from the end of the 19th century to WWI provide a frame of reference of the artistic context within which she worked.
Opening March 26, 2017
Musée Camille Claudel
10 Rue Gustave Flaubert, Nogent-sur-Seine
Summer hours from April 1 to October 31: daily from 11am to 6pm, until 7pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday.
Winter hours from November 1 to March 31: daily from 11am to 6pm, until 7pm Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
For more information visit www.museecamilleclaudel.fr/