A gallery of light. The unique position facing the sea and the openness of its design testify that light was one of the major considerations in the redevelopment of the building. The gallery has always had a close association with the principal impressionist works of the Normandy coastline and light remains the most important aspect of both the building and its exhibits. The Malraux Museum permanent collection centres around works from the 17th to 20th centuries while temporary exhibitions add yet another dimension to its appeal. Special event for 2011: ‘1961’ the 50th anniversary of the museum.