Current exhibition

The Italian masters of the Museum of Brest

30 April 2014 - 4 January 2015


Italy in Brittany ? It may seem like a strange idea. Yet it’s through such a trip that the museum of fine arts invites you to embark on through its exhibition of the most beautiful 17th and 18th century Italian paintings housed in Brest.

Who knew that Brest held a first-rank collection of Italian paintings? The collection is often on loan - in 2013 and 2014 to the museum of fine arts, Quimper and to the museum of fine arts, Rennes for the exhibition De Véronese à Casanova, and recently displayed in Rome.

Having been recently restored, the collection is being studied through new sources that have broadened our understanding of the works. The collection is on display today in its entirety with a curatorial effort to provide rich textual explanations, audiovisual material and opportunities for interaction. For the purpose of the exhibition, the gallery of ancient paintings has been restored and modernized.