Created in 1982 in line with the other FRACs set up in every region of France, the purpose of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne is to put together and make public a collection of contemporary works of art, programme and put on temporary modern art exhibitions, produce publications, organise operations to heighten awareness and provide training for different types of public (schoolchildren, students, adults and businesses) and generally encourage anything that contributes to the creation and promotion of contemporary art.
In 1990, Reims city authority provided FRAC with an 800-m² area in the Former Jesuit College called "Le Collège". It comprises
a basement for reserve collections,
a ground floor used for exhibitions, with a reception and documentation-sales counter,
another floor with more exhibition space, offices and a documentation centre.
Among the works in this collection are those of artists Jean-Michel Alberola, Jean-Pierre Bertrand, François Bouillon, Tony Craig, Erick Dietman, Gérard Garouste, Gérard Gasiorowski, Raymond Hains, Jeff Wall and Gilberto Zorio.
The documentation centre contains around 3,500 items and is regularly added to.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2 to 6pm.
Closed Monday and public holidays.
Groups welcomed by prior arrangement, Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 12 noon and 2 to 6pm.
Admission is free
Ancien Collège des Jésuites 1, place Museux 51100 Reims
Bus : Lines A, F, I & T – “Saint-Maurice” stop