Mont de Marsan Capital of sculpture
The positioning of Mont de Marsan as “Capital of Sculpture” unfolds around two ambitious axes: the triennial “Mont de Marsan Sculptures” on the one hand, and on the other, the museum’s collection whose sculptures punctuate the entire streets, parks and city entrances.
In 1988, on an idea suggested by the artist César, Mont de Marsan innovated and oxygenated its artistic heritage by exhibiting in its streets some of the most interesting pieces of the museum. Baptized Museum in the street, the operation is a real popular success and the initiative is perpetuated: the Mont de Marsan Sculptures identity is born.
Since then, this triennial has been organized around a theme that allows visitors, for a month, to discover modern and contemporary works, borrowed from major national institutions and exhibited in heritage sites in the city.
The event is accompanied by a rich and diversified program (guided tours, activities, meetings with artists, workshops for young audiences, etc.). An unmissable event in the museum’s program and in the cultural life of Mons, Mont de Marsan Sculptures arouses strong support from the public.