Individual visits



Discovering the permanent collections

This tour allows first-time visitors to discover the museum and its collections testifying to the great richness of sculptural creation between 1870 and 1910. Why a Musée Camille Claudel in Nogent-sur-Seine? How to interpret this proliferation of sculptures in the public sphere? What is “serial sculpture”? What new forms of representing movement were especially characteristic of the 19th century? By considering Camille Claudel’s oeuvre within the context of the sculptural art of her period, the artist’s personality is clearly revealed.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Third Sunday of the month

Upcoming dates:

26 March 2017, at 11:30 AM, 2 PM (LSF - French sign language) and 3:30 PM1 & 2 April 2017, at 2 PM8 & 9 April 2017, at 2 PM16, 23 & 30 April 2017, at 2 PM

And starting 21 May 2017 (LSF): every 3rd Sunday of the month, at 3 PM

 

Thematic tours of the collections : Camille Claudel (1864-1943)

This thematic tour presents Camille Claudel’s artistic career within its historic and biographic context. Her artistic precociousness and first steps as a young sculptor, her creative dialogue with Rodin, and the intense period of activity preceding her confinement to an asylum in 1913. The works focused on during this tour – from Old Helen to Perseus and the Gorgon – are representative of the artist’s entire career and clearly demonstrate the expressive treatment of her portraits, as well as her search to express human feelings and emotions. Camille Claudel combines the expressive naturalism of the representation of human bodies with a symbolist searching, thereby creating a sculptural oeuvre stimulating a meditation on universal, timeless themes.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Upcoming dates:

26 March 2017, at 2, 3 and 4 PM (LSF - French sign language)1 & 2 April 2017, at 3 PM8 & 9 April 2017, at 4:30 PMAnd starting 14 May 2017: every 2nd Sunday of the month, at 3 PM

 

Thematic tours of the collections : Camille Claudel (1864-1943) et Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) through the collections

Camille Claudel became an assistant to Auguste Rodin while he was still working on The Gates of Hell, a commissioned work begun in 1880. While collaborating with Rodin, she managed to also pursue her own artistic production. The works focused on during this tour shed light on the years of close collaboration and the artistic connections between these two sculptors who first met in 1882 and had a passionate and complicated love affair. During this period, Camille Claudel sculpted the bust of Auguste Rodin, while the latter conjured the figure of Camille Claudel in several of his works, including France and Farewell. Finally, the tour lingers over a more intimate exploration of Camille Claudel’s The Mature Age; this work evokes the lovers’ separation, while also touching upon a theme dear to this artist: man’s fate.

Rate per person: €3 + general museum admissionDuration: 1 hr

Saturday

Upcoming dates:13 May 2017, at 3 PM

 

Reservations recommended: +33 (0)3 25 24 76 34 or by email.

On-site registration at the museum reception, 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour: subject to availability.