Brest Museum of Fine Arts,
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest was bombed during the Second World War, causing the loss of many of its works. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest has rebuilt its collection, giving pride of place not only to marine painting, but also to various artistic movements from the 16th century to the present day. Discover them through its permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.
A special story
Brest Museum of Fine Arts
Opened in 1877, the original museum was devastated by bombing in 1941.. Only part of the collection, which had been sheltered in the Château de Penmarc'h a few weeks earlier, was saved.
A new Museum of Fine Arts opened after the war, made up of the surviving works and ethnographic objects donated by the city of Glasgow.ethnographic objects donated by the City of Glasgow.. A few years later, the collection was joined by a collection of bagpipes bagpipes and paintings focusing on the fine arts.
A collection directly linked to Brest's maritime identity
The Musée des Beaux-Arts d'aujourd'hui is a place for discovery and sharing, a place we like to come to with the whole family.
Through its thematic galleries, featuring paintings, sculptures and graphic arts from the 16th century to the present day, we explore the world of the navy, but also the Symbolist movement, the Pont-Aven school and the Nabi movement.
Want to find out more about Brest's naval history?
Don't miss a visit to the Musée National de la Marine, located in the Château.
Temporary exhibitions set the pace for museum life
The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest is a lively place, hosting temporary exhibitions several times a year. temporary exhibitions All the more reason to come back regularly!
Each thematic program is designed to focus on a highlight of the collection, present rarely exhibited works, or open up the museum to contemporary art.
Themed tours and workshops for young audiences
To make art accessible from an early age, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Brest organizes workshops for children during the school vacations. Artistic awakening and creativity are on the agenda at these events, starting at age 4.
Visit thematic discoverieswith a focus on a particular painter, period or artistic movement, are also available on guided tours.
Take advantage of preferential rates by reserving your ticket at the tourist office, or visit the Musée des Beaux-Arts free of charge on the 1st Sunday of the month.
Art invites itself into your living room!
Would you like to contemplate a work of art from the comfort of your sofa?
It's possible with the Musée Artothèque! Based on the same principle as a library, choose from the collection of contemporary works, which is enriched each year with new paintings, the one you'll adopt for a few weeks at home.