Art is important in Catalonia, Banyuls and at Le Manoir. Le Manoir has a living exhibition of Swedish contemporary art from Galleri Magnus Karlsson in Stockholm, who is also a partner in the hotel.
Banyuls own artist is painter and sculptor Aristide Maillol (1861–1944), who also has a museum just outside Banyuls. It is well worth the 4 km trip to appreciate both the art and beautiful, restful environment. See map below. More info: www.banyuls-sur-mer.com
In Ceret (approx. 40 km, 45 minute drive) is a well known art museum. Where they have ambitious exhibitions with a collection of both modern and contemporary art.
More info: www.musee-ceret.com
In Collioure (approx. 10 km, 10 minute by car or bus), there is a museum with ”The Fauvists” – the wild, where Matisse was one of the most influential artists.
More info: www.collioure.mobi
On the other side of the border, you will find Dalí with his giant museum in Figueres (70 km, approx. 1 1/2 hours by car or train) and his home in Portlligat (Cadaqués, 50 km approx. 1 hour by car), which is also a museum. Further south towards Girona is Pubol (100 km approx. 2 hours by car), Dalí’s wife Gala’s castle which is also a museum.
More info: www.salvador-dali.org
Contemporary art at Le Manoir.
Galleri Magnus Karlsson has joined partnership with Le Manoir in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France. We will hold exhibitions at the hotel by the gallery artists and also promote an exchange between artists, hotel guests and the local cultural life. The first exhibition features more than 30 works by 16 artists from the gallery. The selection is not made with a particular theme in mind but from individual effects linked to the geographical location, buildings, the local environment and culture.
For more information visit www.gallerimagnuskarlsson.com.