A place for all the senses – alive and open

The founder couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler had a clear vision: the Fondation Beyeler should be an open, active museum that inspires an appreciation for art in a wide audience. A museum that promotes both cultural education and interpersonal encounters. Today, the Fondation Beyeler is one of the most popular art museums in Switzerland and is considered one of the finest worldwide.

About the Fondation Beyeler

A unique, internationally renowned museum of modern and contemporary art.

The greatness of simplicity

How an antiquarian bookshop became a gallery and ultimately the most successful art museum in Switzerland.

A passion for art

Ernst and Hildy Beyeler established the Foundation in 1982 to make their collection accessible for the public.

Unique harmony

With his museum building in Riehen, Renzo Piano created a unique combination of architecture, nature, and art.


At the end of a design study involving eleven renowned architectural firms from all over the world, a body of international experts unanimously selected the Atelier Peter Zumthor to realize the extension project for the Fondation Beyeler. 

Exclusive prints and objects

The Fondation Beyeler offers limited often autographed Art Editions for each exhibition.

Varied publications program

The Fondation Beyeler's publications include exhibition catalogues, monographs, films, and in-depth studies.

Beyeler Restaurant im Park

The restaurant, with its large terrace and view of the park, invites you to enjoy market-fresh, Mediterranean cuisine.

Celebrate artistically

The museum and the restaurant are available as exclusive venues for private and corporate occasions.

The Fondation Beyeler team

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