Foundations

Fondation Fernet-Branca

The museum was inaugurated on June 15, 2004.

The production plant of Saint-Louis, a 50-meter long building surmounted by the world with the eagle, symbol of Fernet-Branca, was built at the beginning of the twentieth century, came into operation in 1909 and was shut down in July 2000.

The idea to transform the old Fernet-Branca distillery into a museum of contemporary art originated in 2003 from a joint project of the local government and the Branca family: the project was realised by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte who considered the transfer to the future exhibition area in two stages: first and foremost, the area had to be used for exhibitions and visitors, while secondly the internal courtyard was to be covered with a glass window and an underground restaurant to be built in the old wine-cellar where there the original casks are.

The special opening hours during the Art Basel Week 2019,
10 – 16 June (Tue – Sun) 9am to 6pm

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon, tue

T: +33 (0)3 8969 1077
M: info@fondationfernet-branca.org
W: Website

ADDRESS
2, rue du Ballon

ESTABLISHED
2004
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Marie Bovo
Marie Bovo’s work plays with the relationship between the interiors and the exteriors. At this exhibition...
22 May 2016 - 09 Oct 2016
Exhibitions
Damien Cabanes & Rachel Lumsden: Martine Martine
Fondation Fernet Branca presents “Martine Martine”, an exhibition, curated by Pierre Jean...
19 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
Exhibitions
Manish Nai
The Foundation presents a solo show by the Indian artist, whose works concentrate on the use, quality...
14 Jun 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
Exhibitions
Collection David H. Brolliet, Geneva
The Fondation Fernet Branca presents an exhibition of the collection of David Brolliet, collector from...
27 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Exhibitions
L’impermanence
27 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Exhibitions
David Nash: Nature to Nature
27 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Exhibitions
Gregory Forstner: Get In, Get Out. No Fucking Around!
Foundation Fernet-Branca invites Gregory Forstner, who just returned to France from Brooklyn where...
26 May 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Exhibitions
Elger Esser
Free of manipulation, Esser’s landscapes are simple in their composition. Taken over long exposures,...
26 May 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
Exhibitions
Estampes d’amitié: de Picasso à Sabartés
2018 marked the fiftieth birthday of the death of Jaume Sabartés (Barcelona, June 10th, 1881 –...
26 May 2019 - 15 Sep 2019