As a counterpoint, the museum is putting on the exhibition Nature Impressed. In the midst of the industrial revolution, in the era of electricity and railways, public and private gardens were developed as part of the new urban planning of cities. These islets of a preserved nature were a source of inspiration for the impressionist painters and, over a century later, nature still continues to inspire contemporary artists just as much, from land art to arte povera, but also less well-known personalities such as Kyoko Kumai, or Masami Amano… Thanks to an exceptional loan of “minitextile” works from the museums of Angers, Le Musée Saint-Lô is offering a dive into the infinitely small: a poetic trip, a journey from the seed to the garden. Resonating with the museum’s collections of ancient and modern tapestries, a good twenty textile works evoking nature have been scattered throughout the permanent collections. There is just a small step from the minuscule to the monumental, which has been taken by displaying two textile works by Sheila Hicks and Claire Zeisler. Lianes nantaises and Red Forest II are the highlights of this vegetal pathway.