Les Ateliers du Plessix Madeuc

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Feature List

  • Artist in residence
  • Artist workshop
  • Temporary exhibitions

The former home of French painter Yvonne Jean-Haffen (1895-1993), now a space for contemporary artists.

Painter, designer, engraver and ceramicist Yvonne Jean-Haffen bought this house with her husband in 1937, and set about restoring it, and decorating the wall of the dining room with a large fresco inspired by Breton life. The couple used the house frequently during the Occupation, but did not move here definitively until 1977. Jean-Haffen bequeathed the house to Dinan in 1987, and the house opened to the public the year after her death in 1993.

Today, the house is run by Les Ateliers du Plessix Madeuc, an organisation that runs regular contemporary art residencies and related exhibitions throughout the year, as well as preserving Yvonne Jean-Haffen's studio space and the key rooms she inhabited during her life. Les Ateliers du Plessix-Madeuc also coordinates conferences, talks and debates with a focus on contemporary art.

Similar studio museums...
  • Hospitalfield, UK - the former studio-home of Patrick Allan-Fraser (1812-1890), which now hosts regular artist residencies.
  • Porthmeor Studios, UK - a contemporary art space in seaside studios that have hosted Patrick Heron, Ben Nicolson and Francis Bacon.
  • Flat Time House, UK - John Latham's (1921-2006) former home and extended artwork in South London, now a contemporary exhibition space.


Musée Yvonne Jean-Haffen
103 rue du Quai 22100


+33 02 96 27 34 02



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