Musée des Beaux-Arts

An artist’s view of Brittany
Museum, Fine arts at Brest

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  • Rebuilt at the beginning of the 1960s, the Brest Museum of Fine Art houses more than 300 works and also puts on three temporary exhibitions each year, highpoints of the museum calendar.

    The collection at the Brest Museum of Fine Art, offers a broad view of the history of painting, from the end of the 16th century and right up to modern day. Great importance is given to maritime works, Breton artists and in particular the Pont-Aven School and the influence of the Nabis and Symbolist painters. The museum also exhibits sculptural works and ceramics, from Sèvres porcelain to the stone and earthenware of Mathurin Méheut, and not forgetting a collection of Asian art objects. The permanent collections are spread over two levels: on the first floor, the gallery houses works from the 16th-18th centuries and on the ground floor you'll find rooms covering the 19th-21st centuries. From December 1st, 2012 to February 3rd, 2013, the 'Dans le décor !' (In the Decor!) exhibition presents Mathurin Méheut's large underwater decors. A prelude to the major retrospective of the artist's work to be held at the National Maritime Museum in Paris, this exhibition focuses on the maritime theme and shines a light on the artist's sources of inspiration and his unfailing attachment to Brittany, demonstrated in his representations of 'workers of the sea'.
  • Environment
    • In the town centre
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • English
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
    • Adult workshop
    • Children's workshop
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Services
    • Boutique
    • Play area
  • Rates 2020
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    5 €
  • Reduce rate
    3 €
  • Free
  • All year
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