Normandy Impressionist Festival 2020

The next edition of the Festival Normandie Impressionniste will take place throughout Normandy from April to September 2020.

An unmissable event

The idea of establishing a great event to celebrate Impressionism, one of the major movements in art history, was born in Normandy in 2010. Having become one of the main artistic events in France following its previous editions (2010, 2013, 2016), Normandie Impressionniste is today a multidisciplinary festival that celebrates artistic creation from Impressionism to the present day. In the spirit of an artistic movement that radically changed our outlook and perspective on the world, the festival aims to be an event that reveals the contemporaneity of this movement, an event that is fully consistent with its time. Normandie Impressionniste seeks to revisit this movement, and to show that it was not confined to the idyllic representation of landscape, but that it was a wholehearted “witness to its time” and inseparable from the societal disruptions of the era.

This multidisciplinary 4th edition proposes 20 Impressionist exhibitions, 30 contemporary art exhibitions, contemporary dance performances, digital art, street art, conferences, a symposium, along with festive celebrations and open-air events all over the region for all audiences.

A look back on the 2016 edition:

Normandy, the birthplace of Impressionism

Main Exhibitions

Impressionist Exhibitions

  • The Fiery Cities: Art, Work, Revolt 1870 - 1914

4 April - 20 September 2020, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen

  • François Depreaux, the Man of 600 Paintings

3 April - 7 September 2020, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

  • Electric Nights

3 April - 20 September 2020, MuMa Modern Art Museum, Le Havre

  • The Outdoors: from Corot to Monet

27 March - 14 July 2020, Musée des Impressionnismes, Giverny

  • Travels in Unchartered Territory: Boudin, Renoir, Signac...

5 June - 6 September 2020, Musée Thomas Henry, Cherbourg

  • Eva Gonzalez, Encounters with a Modern Woman

20 June - 27 September 2020, Dieppe Museum


Modern Art

Contemporary Art Projects

  • Gérard Fromager - Set the Tone!

16 May - 20 September 2020, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen

  • Forms of Abstraction in Contemporary Photography

25 April - 30 August 2020, Frac Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen

  • Flora Moscovici: Who Said Decoration was a Bad Word?

4 April - 12 July 2020, SHED, Centre d'Art Contemporain de Normandie

  • Kevin Cardinot - Aurorae

3 April - 6 September 2020, Fort de Tourneville, Le Havre

  • Lorenzo Vitturi - Earthly Foods

16 May - 26 September 2020, Centre Photographique Rouen Normandie

  • Lukas Hoffmann - Appearances

26 April - 30 August 2020, Le Point du Jour, Cherbourg

  • A Photographic Tale by Benjamin Deroche

1 to 30 March 2020, Jumièges Abbey


A short film about Impressionism 'Impressions of Normandy'