Fondation Beyeler, Riehen

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Fondation Beyeler operates the museum that owns and exhibits the art collection of the late Ernst and Hildy Beyler. The husband-and-wife couple amassed a large collection of modern classics during their lifetimes. A highlight of the museum is the collection of 23 pieces by Pablo Picasso; the museum also features works by Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Andy Warhol. The Beyelers created the foundation and museum to house their substantial art collection and provide public access to the pieces. The museum's glazed building sits nestled in Berowerpark, where special exhibits periodically take place. Plan to visit Fondation Beyeler and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Riehen attractions using our Riehen online road trip planner .
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  • Basically there is only one floor of the museum currently open. The lower floor which houses the permanent collection is closed. The museum is still charging the full entry fee of 24 chf. Even though ...  more »
  • My husband and I went to Fondation Beyeler last weekend and were very disappointed that the permanent collection was not on display. Only the current exhibition could be seen, and I was not that impr...  more »
  • Did someone say Picasso Collective? How about Monet? This museum has hosted some of the greatest artwork ever to grace the modern world. This place is a treasure. I’ve seen works of art I thought I would only dream about seeing. Accessible to all with delightful breathtaking architecture overlooking the French and German countryside. If you like art this is on par with the Peggy Guggenheim museum in Venice.
  • World class! Absolutely fantastic works of the masters on permanent display, but I happened to catch “The Young Picasso” and it was absolutely brilliant! Students get a discount, however, if you happen to be a returning student and over 30, you will not receive one. I went during the time of ART Basel (early in the morning before ART Basel opened, which apparently many people also did) and they didn’t ask if I had a ticket for ART Basel when I purchased my ticket. It turns out that one would have received a 50% discount for this. How would they know if they don’t ask? I randomly found out through a friend. (Every cent counts for students—above and below the age of thirty!) Anyway, it was good at what it was for. Make art more accessible NOW so you’ll have patrons when we get older. If we can’t access it now, we will NOT suddenly become aficionados at 70.😉
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