Fondation Beyeler

  • Fondation Beyeler, Renzo Piano; Foto: Mark Niedermann
  • Foto: Mark Niedermann
  • Foto: Mark Niedermann, Innenansicht
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The Fondation Beyeler is one of Switzerland‘s most beautiful, popular and frequently visited museums. Designed by architect Renzo Piano and surrounded by the idyllic Berower Park, the museum houses one of the most internationally renowned art collections of modern and contemporary art. Every year, the Fondation Beyeler organises three to four high-quality and highly regarded exhibitions and just as many presentations of collections and projects in public space. Since its opening in 1997, it has been visited by more than 6 million people.

The Fondation Beyeler was founded by collectors Hildy and Ernst Beyeler. For sixty years, alongside their successful art gallery in Basel, the married couple also collected outstanding works of classic modernism. The collection was transferred to a foundation in 1982. Today it includes more than 300 paintings and sculptures and documents a completely individual view of modern art that is shaped by a dedicated appreciation of quality. Alongside works by Cézanne, van Gogh, Monet, Picasso, Rousseau, Mondrian, Klee, Matisse, Giacometti, Rothko, Bacon, Warhol and many others, exemplary objects of ethnographic art from Africa, Alaska and Oceania also form part of the collection.

The museum does not want to simply guard a precious treasure. Instead, it sees itself as a place for personal experiences and encounters with artworks. With an emphasis on art education for children and young people, the wide range of activities includes tours, viewings and workshops. There is also an impressive programme of events including concerts, dancing, readings and discussions with artists. Every year, the regional public is invited to a big summer festival with attractions in both the museum and park.

 

Open on all days  
Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 
Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101
CH - 4125 Riehen (Basel)
+41 61 645 97 00

 

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