Prepare your visit
Inaugurated in 2001, the Manoli Museum has hundreds of works in eight rooms and a large garden that reflect the immense talent of the artist. In this place of life and creation still lingers the memory of sculptor, author of the "Cheminée" at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, “La Grande Voile" at the Montparnasse railway station or the liturgical furniture of the Cathedral of Quimper.
MANOLI was interested not only to salvage materials but also in granite, in faience and metal, he shoved the standards to bring forth characters, animals and abstract works. The result is amazing. On the green grass, the trees, stand sculptures like sheep to the propellers. Bird takeoffs gold metal, owls born of a ploughshare shaped by fire and acrobats who seem to invent perpetual motion take us into the imaginary world of the artist.
The visits take place freely to the opening hours.
A Book Adventure is also offered to children readers to explore the museum while having fun!
Audio guides can be rented at the reception of the Museum (€ 2.50). They are available in French and English. Guided tours are offered regularly.
Children are under the responsibility of parents throughout the visit. Public youth activities are offered during the school holidays.
However benches line the tour circuit the Museum is not accessible to people with disabilities (presence of stairs) and too bulky strollers. People with visual disabilities can touch some sculptures.
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
WiFi access is available in the grounds of the Museum.
Night of the Museums
Saturday 20 May 2017
From 7 pm to 11 pm, the Museum opens its doors free of charge.
Demonstration of the work with the torch all evening with the sculptor MARCODITCH
Discover the secrets of metal working techniques
Projection of sculptor's work on screen
Illumination of the garden.
Every Wednesday and Friday from 2:30 pm to 4 pm during the holidays
Discover the Museum and participate in a moment of creativity! Possibility to enroll as a family
Wednesday: Discover the museum and make your own creation in clay
Friday: Discover the museum and make your little plaster owl
On registration - 6 € / participant
PHOTO FESTIVAL LA GACILLY
With other members of the association Pierre Manoli carpooling
Visit the Festival photo La GACILLY
Friday 7 July
During the summer, in the village of La Gacilly, the gardens, the alleys and the walls of the dwellings transform into photographic galleries dedicated to passing art.
+ Meeting with artist Pisca Cosnier
Registration at the Manoli Museum
Registration at the Manoli Museum
Sunday 17th September
from 11am to 7pm.
Free admission from 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm: Vincent Spatari, author and actor, offers a reading of texts by authors who resonate and find a new power facing the sculpture of Manoli.
Sunday 17 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm: Gilles Landemaine, actor, will offer his voice to the texts in the rooms and the sculpture garden.
Develop students' observation skills, analytical skills, encourage expression and create imagination by sensitizing young people to the art and practice of visual arts ...
The Manoli Museum offers a range of formulas for school audiences, enabling young people to develop an active approach to the work of art through sensitive exchange and dialogue.
In practice :
The class is divided into two groups. The visit to the museum is from 1h30 to 2h.
The guided visit allows to approach the techniques of the sculptor (assembly, modeling, drawing ...) and the major themes of his work (bestiary, human figure, balance, movement ...).
The pedagogical workshop makes it possible to put into practice the knowledge and to discover the reality of the work in volume through in particular the creation of sculptures in clay that the children take away.
Two classes can be hosted successively in the museum from 9am. A municipal hall is available to teachers (subject to availability) in case of bad weather.
Around the museum, the banks of Rance offer an interesting setting for a Land-Art workshop, visit the Rance tidal power plant or take part in the activities of the sailing school.
The Manoli Museum offers year-round visits by appointment and explores all requests outside the opening hours.
Educational projects are also offered over the year, in several sessions.
The Manoli Museum works in partnership with the Musée de la Danse in Rennes. After visiting the Manoli Museum on the theme of the body in motion, the class is invited to visit the Museum of Dance in Rennes. The visit to the museum is followed by a dance workshop supervised by a professional speaker. The great principles of balance, imbalance, lightness and movement addressed by Manoli are put into practice.
Visiting fee and educational workshop at the Manoli Museum
Educational resources :
Teacher file to download
Free pre-visit only by appointment
Information and reservation : 02 99 88 55 53 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children at the leisure center
Social centers, holiday camps are welcome at the Manoli Museum.
We propose to welcome you over a period of 2 hours with children of all ages.
The guided tour of the Manoli Museum is followed by an educational workshop.
Price: 5 € / child
Information and reservation: 02 99 88 55 53 or email@example.com
You are more than 10, you can benefit from the group rate!
The Museum is available to all groups of adults (Works Council, Association, Clubs, University of Free Time ...).
Discover the artist, his work and his creative techniques during a guided tour of one hour through the museum's rooms and garden. The Manoli Museum offers year-round visits by appointment and explores all requests outside the opening hours.
The Museum Manoli can welcome you during a free visit for groups of less than 20 people only on opening hours.
Reservation is mandatory in both cases.
The maximum capacity of the groups is about sixty people.
In the immediate vicinity of the Manoli Museum are the chateaubriand cruises, the Rance tidal power plant and the Domaine de Montmarin to organize a day on the banks of the Rance.
For lunch, the restaurant "l'Un des sens" in La Richardais offers you to welcome you in a group.
pratical information :
Entrance to the museum for groups of more than 10 people: 4 € / person
Guided tour for groups of more than 10 people: 5 € / person
All year round by appointment
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