Fondation Beyeler

Fondation Beyeler information

Basel , Switzerland
Address
Street Baselstrasse 101
Extras Riehen
Telephone
+41 61 645 97 00
More information
www.fondationbeyeler.ch
Prices
adult/child Sfr25/6
Opening hours
10am-6pm, to 8pm Wed
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Lonely Planet review

Of all the private Swiss collections made public, that of the former art dealers Hildy and Ernst Beyeler is the most astounding. In the Beyeler Foundation collection, sculptures by Miró and Max Ernst are juxtaposed against tribal figures from Oceania. The walls of this long, low, light-filled, open-plan building designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano are hung with 19th- and 20th-century works by the likes of Picasso and Rothko. The admission price may seem steep, but the breadth of the collection is near overwhelming. Take tram 6 to Riehen from Barfüsserplatz or Marktplatz.