Rue de Verdun
85100 LES SABLES D'OLONNE
The old Benedic- tine Priory is now home to the Sables d’Olonne Modern Art Museum.
The museum of modern and contemporary art is housed in the old Sainte- Croix Benedictine priory founded in 1622. Covering over 2,500m2, the museum houses an extremely varied collec- tion of exhibition spaces ranging from the bright tem- porary exhibition room to its 17th century attic in the shape of an upturned hull, and displays the works of Gaston Chaissac and Vic- tor Brauner. In terms of history, the collection includes major works by Albert Marquet, Jean Dubuffet, Al- berto Magnelli and Max Beckmann… Specifically focusing on its status as a contemporary art venue, the museum has assembled the works of Georg Baselitz, Robert Combas, Denis Laget and Christian Jaccard. You can also discover a nice series relating to ethnographic traditions.
Open from 11 am to 6 pm Saturdays and Sundays till 26th January 2014.
During the week, open from 2.30 to 5.30 pm. Closed on Mondays and bank-holidays.
Free on the 1st Sunday of every mon- th. Admission: 5,10€/adult, 2.55€/18 to 25 yrs. Free for under 18s
Open all year
Location of the place
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- Letter + number : P6