In 2012, the year of his death, Édouard Leclerc, the founder of the E. Leclerc supermarket chain, along with his wife Hélène, opened a vast space dedicated to contemporary art in the Domaine des Capucins in his hometown of Landerneau, roughly 20 kilometres from Brest. Installed inside the former E. Leclerc supermarket next to a 17th-century convent and in the large courtyard and chapel, the Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc Pour La Culture contains some 1,200 sqm of exhibition space.
Each year, two or three major exhibitions introduce the public to some of the most iconic artists of our time. Since opening in 2012, artists such as Gérard Fromanger, Yann Kersalé, Joan Miró, Jean Dubuffet, Jacques Monory, and Alberto Giacometti have been shown inside the walls of the giant cultural centre. A collection of European sacred art, dating from the 14th to the 18th century, is on display in the adjacent chapel.
Fonds Hélène & Édouard Leclerc Pour La Culture
71, rue de la Fontaine Blanche
+33 (0)2 29 62 47 78