The collections

Through its more than 300 exhibited works, the museum’s collections offer a vast panorama of the history of painting, from the end of the 16th century to the present day. Considerable space is given to maritime paintings, Breton paintings, and artists of the Pont-Aven School, in the Nabis and Symbolist circles.  The museum also exhibits sculptures and ceramics, from Sèvres porcelain through to the stoneware and earthenware of Mathurin Méheut, and including a collection of Asian objects.           

The museum’s collections have acquired wide renown in the museum and art world, as is clearly demonstrated by the numerous requests for loans both from France and abroad.                   

The permanent collections are exhibited on two floors: the first floor houses the gallery of classical paintings, and the ground floor is home to the 19th to 21st century rooms. In these rooms, the hanging arrangement may be modified to suit projects, the presentation of works in temporary exhibitions, or loans made to the museum.         

Floor plan of the Brest’s Museum of Fine Arts
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