Museum Fondation Beyeler in Riehen

Basel Region

The Fondation Beyeler, a renowned museum in Riehen near Basel, enjoys international recognition worldwide for its outstanding exhibitions, its important collection of works of classical modern and contemporary art and its ambitious program of events.

The Fondation Beyeler was founded in 1997 and since then the museum has developed into a prestigious institution. It is housed in an architecturally impressive building designed by the renowned architect Renzo Piano. The museum is surrounded by an idyllic park landscape and offers an inspiring environment for the presentation of works of art.

The collection of the Fondation Beyeler comprises an impressive selection of masterpieces by important artists such as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, Wassily Kandinsky and many others. The works cover a period from classical modernism to contemporary art and provide visitors with a comprehensive insight into the development of art across different eras.

The museum is known for its high-caliber exhibitions, in which important artists and art movements are presented. These exhibitions regularly attract an international audience and contribute to the Fondation Beyeler’s reputation as a leading art institution.

In addition to the exhibitions, the Fondation Beyeler offers a varied program of events, including lectures, workshops and other cultural events. These events offer visitors the opportunity to engage more intensively with the works and themes of the exhibitions and to develop a deeper understanding of the art.


A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ART, NATURE AND ARCHITECTURE In 2022, the Fondation Beyeler will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since it was founded by the collector and gallery owner couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler in 1997, it has developed into one of the most visited art museums in Switzerland.


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