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Musee Lurcat

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Address: 4 boulevard Arago, 49100, Angers, France
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+33 2 41 24 18 45
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who knew Tapestry could be this interesting!

I'm not a huge tapestry fan (haven't given them much thought really), but a great small museum dedicated to the lost art of it all. Very well laid out and executed and some... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

I'm not a huge tapestry fan (haven't given them much thought really), but a great small museum dedicated to the lost art of it all. Very well laid out and executed and some beautiful pieces (it's not dedicated to the historical pieces that you find hanging in the castles, but more recent and modern adaptations).

Thank sweet27sweet
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Love the tapestries....Some very modern ones that are thought provoking. In the same area is a 12th century chapel that was also used as a hospital

Thank C V
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Jean Lurçat was inspired to spend the rest of his life making a series of massive tapestries after seeing the "Apocalypse" series of tapestries (now housed in the Chateau). And if you've been to the chateau to see the Apocalypse (a must-see) then your next stop could well be the Musee Lurçat, juxtaposing the medieval works with the 20th century... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great museum to see after you have seen the ancient Apocalypse tapestries to juxtapose modern with ancient.

Thank wolmoz34
Leominster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Lurcat completed the great tapestry that is housed in this museum as a response to the Apocalypse tapestry that is also housed in Angers. He worked on it for many years at his own expense, and indeed the last panel was not completed until after his death. The work is filled with cold war post-Hiroshima anxiety, and seems strangely dated... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

there are tapestries that are worth being seen the location is magnificent the cloister is very nice as well

Thank robertvalerie
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

You can sit in front of the tapestries and contemplate, e.g. about past, present and future definition of a child. ("Entrance is free for children under 26")

Thank Dubravka M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The Chant du Monde tapestry is one of the great works of 20th century art. Chant du Monde tells the story of the death and rebirth of man including atomic war and spaceflight. It's truly breathtaking in scale and concept. The tapestry is in an old hospital with wonderful gardens and cloister. A second building has an amazing array of... More 

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Angers, France
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

An amazing series of middle century tapestries exploring the consequences of Hiroshima. The building is also very interesting as it was used as a hospital in the Middle Ages. Furthermore, you can also visit the museum of tapestry, which encompasses years of modern weaving. If you like ,art, if you like craft, this is for you.

Thank mariecheche
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Reviewed 21 January 2016

I love this museum. Everything about the museum is interesting.....from the building and grounds to the actual exhibit. The buildings that make up the Musée Jean-Lurçat and the Contemporary Tapistery Museum were the former Hôpital Saint-Jean (12th century) and an orphanage (17th century). In additional, there is a beautiful cloister that can be accessed from the former hospital building. Jean-Lurçat's... More 

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