Current exhibitions

Highlighting the Museum’s Collection

Anna Quinquaud : a sculptor in Africa

4 February 2014 - 17 May 2014


Anna Quinquaud (1890-1984), high sculptor of the first half of the twentieth century and recipient of the first Second Prix de Rome, enjoyed embarking on faraway, solitary adventures in Africa. While there, she committed herself to the exploration of the African continent, a subject which soon became a great source of inspiration. Like Anita Conti or Karen Blixen, Anna Quinquaud is part of a group of notable women who were ahead of their time, free to explore the world in pursuit of their passion. Her work pays homage to Africa’s beauty and its ancestral traditions.


The majority of the exhibition is made up of works conserved by the Museum of Fine Arts, Brest since the artist donated the collection in 1980. Since, the collection has been exhibited in Guéret, Gray, Mont-de-Marsan, Roubaix and La Rochelle. It is nationally recognized by the Minister of Culture and Communication. The exhibition, which is made up of more than 80 sculptures, drawings and documents, allows the public to truly discover this little-known artist and her extraordinary work.