Nestled in the countryside north of Basel’s city center, the Beyeler Foundation is one of the most popular attractions in Basel. This beautiful museum was established by Ernst Beyeler, who had operated his namesake gallery since 1952 in Basel. Through dealing with private art collections and curating museum exhibitions, Beyeler became a highly celebrated art dealer from Switzerland. In 1982, Beyeler’s personal art collection was converted into a foundation; in 1989, it was exhibited publicly in Madrid.
Housed in a glass building overlooking the Swiss countryside, the museum exhibits today a rotating selection of works by blue-chip artists. Paul Gauguin and Marlene Dumas were featured in the current exhibitions during my visit:
Alexander Calder Sculpture
A special exhibition featuring Marlene Dumas was held during my visit.
The painting palette of Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin was on view.
Plan Your Visit
The museum offers stunning views of the Swiss countryside.
Baselstrasse 101, 4125
Open daily 10-6pm, Wednesdays 10-8pm