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 the most popular art museum 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.
The Fondation Beyeler
A passion for art
Ernst and Hildy Beyeler established the Foundation in 1982 to make their collection accessible for the public.
Architecture and Nature
Expansion of the museum
Peter Zumthor is planning the Fondation Beyeler's extension building on a piece of land in Iselin-Weber Park.
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.
The museum and the restaurant are available as exclusive venues for private and corporate occasions.