Utopia naturalia

mARION RICHOMME / Quentin montagne

June 19 - September 16


Offering a dialogue between two young artists, the exhibition offers opportunities for contemporary and unexpected interpretations of the world of life. Little approached by Manoli, the maritime element is here summoned by the imaginary.


Marion Richomme, visual artist, freely draws on life forms (shells, sponges, corollas) and forms unpredictable creations to create an imaginary biotope. "The fine variations around known species redesign Nature; biological curiosities are unveiled in scholarly terms (Toxopneustes Pileolus, Maximus Oniscidea Resolutae) evoking a poetic, dreamlike, or gently absurd register "François Salmeron, art critic.

An artist from Rennes, Quentin Montagne selects in the fields of the History of Art, Architecture and Mass Culture the elements touching the Wonderful and tries to weave other links than historical or genre. After the exhibition "a cat is a cat: the bestiary of Manoli", "utopia naturalia" commits us to reconsider the living in a dynamic conception where Nature expresses herself in unpredictable creations and constantly renewed, forming an artistic biodiversity contemporary.


The exhibition invites us to a maritime voyage in utopian worlds.


Guided tours

Every Thursday from April to September


Discover the Museum with family or friends as part of a guided tour (45min)


On reservation

No additional tariff


6 people minimum to maintain the visit

Reserved for individual audiences




All year long during school holidays, the museum organizes educational workshops. After a visit of the permanent and temporary collections, the workshops offer a practical application of acquired knowledge.


The workshop is open to children from 4 years but also to parents / grandparents who want to share a moment of creation with the family!



Preceded by a visit, the workshops are open to children from 5 years old but also to parents / grandparents who want to share a moment of creation with the family!

All creations made are then taken home!


Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the holidays from 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm


"Danse mobile danse ! "

Around the sculpture "Encounter in space" of Manoli, play with balances and realize your little wooden mobile

Mondays from 2.30 pm to 4 pm


"Pas banal l'animal"

Discover the bestiary of Manoli and clay model your favorite animals.

Wednesdays from 2.30 pm to 4 pm


"Drôle de chimère"

Inspired by Quentin Montagne's drawings in the temporary exhibition, make your drawing in 3 dimensions

Fridays from 2.30 pm to 4 pm




Price: 6 € / participant

Registration required

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guided tour

Educational workshop

temporary exhibitions


The collection and the studio of the artist are a property of the Département d'Ille-et-Vilaine

The Museum is managed by the GIP "Atelier Manoli Musée et Jardin de sculptures" whose members are: Département d'Ille-et-Vilaine, la Communauté Côte d"Émeraude, la commune de La Richardais et l'Association des Amis du Musée-Jardin Pierre Manoli