Les Bains du Nord, espace d’exposition permanent du Frac Bourgogne

FRAC Bourgogne
Everywhere and now

The FRAC Bourgogne was founded on 9 September 1982, and with it the need to build up a collection of contemporary art. The history of this collection began in 1984 with the acquisition of works by sixteen French and international artists, including Christian Boltanski, Bertrand Lavier, Tony Cragg, Gerhard Richter, Gottfried Honegger, Gloria Friedmann and Richard Long. Recent acquisitions, including works by Pauline Curnier-Jardin, Laure Prouvost, Agnès Thurnauer, Julien Creuzet and Élina Brotherus, continue to build on this history. The FRAC Bourgogne collection now comprises 836 works by 294 artists. It is an open collection, rich in its aesthetic diversity and the mediums represented.
At the Bains du Nord, a permanent exhibition space in the regional capital, the FRAC Bourgogne offers a programme of exhibitions based on its collection and history. This first exhibition (two others will follow in the course of the year) allows us to discover the work of these five young artists who graduated less than three years ago from the ENSA in Dijon and the ISBA in Besançon. Free admission

The FRAC Bourgogne is not attached to a single venue, but rather to the nomadic nature of its collection and its 'use value' for dissemination and awareness-raising, in the region, in France and beyond. Exhibitions are organised in a wide range of partner venues in the region (museums, cultural centres, schools, government departments, public spaces, etc.), enabling the FRAC Bourgogne collection to be shown more widely and taking over venues not normally used for art, offering a new way of reaching out to a wide range of audiences.
The FRAC Bourgogne's day-to-day work revolves around its artistic and cultural project, which examines the narrative as an open form for making experiences visible and sharing them, while also offering the possibility of shifting points of view.
The narrative, because it has different times and forms, makes it possible to tell and show a history of the visual, by analysing representations, revealing the condition of images, and highlighting the difference between representations and realities.
As part of its artistic and cultural programme, the FRAC Bourgogne has chosen to clearly include transmission in its programming, for example by associating and reaffirming its support for creators.
The FRAC Bourgogne's collection is put at the service of the expression and reflection of very young exhibition curators, both within and outside its walls.
The FRAC Bourgogne is also committed to supporting the work of visual artists, particularly through residencies set up with artists and institutional partners at various locations in the region.


  • Contemporary / modern art
  • Museum

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  • Temporary exhibitions


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Opening times

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 2.30pm to 6pm and Saturday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Special opening conditions

The FRAC Bourgogne is pleased to reopen the doors of its exhibition space "Les Bains du Nord" on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2:30 pm.