Vitra Design Museum
Sharp angles contrast with graceful swirls on Frank Gehry’s strikingly postmodern Vitra Design Museum. The blindingly white edifice...
Museum Jean Tinguely
Built by leading Ticino architect Mario Botta, this museum dedicated to the often wacky artistic concoctions of Jean Tinguely resonates...
This plush red bar, with panoramic views from the 31st floor of the ugly glass Messeturm (trade fair tower), is the city’s most...
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Fondation Beyeler information
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.