Fondation Fernet-Branca

The museum was inaugurated on June 15, 2004.

2, rue du Ballon

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
wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

mon, tue

T: +33 (0)3 8969 1077
W: Website

2, rue du Ballon

Past 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
Damien Cabanes & Rachel Lumsden: Martine Martine
Fondation Fernet Branca presents “Martine Martine”, an exhibition, curated by Pierre Jean...
19 Mar 2017 - 14 May 2017
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
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
27 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
David Nash: Nature to Nature
27 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
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
Elger Esser
Free of manipulation, Esser’s landscapes are simple in their composition. Taken over long exposures,...
26 May 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
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