Beyeler Foundation: The Collection of a Former Art Dealer

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 private art collections and curating museum exhibitions, Beyeler became a highly celebrated art dealer from Switzerland. In 1982, Beyeler’s private art collection was converted into a foundation, and in 1989 it was exhibited publicly in Madrid.

A Quick Tour of the Beyeler Foundation

Housed in a glass building overlooking the Swiss countryside, the museum exhibits today a rotating selection of works by blue-chip artists. Paul Gaguin and Marguerite Duras were featured in the current exhibitions during my visit:

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An Alexander Calder sculpture in the yard:

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Some works from the Marguerite Duras exhibition:

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Fondation Beyeler Marguerite Duras
Fondation Beyeler Marguerite Duras

Fondation Beyeler Marguerite Duras

The palette of Paul Gaguin…

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View from the museum:

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Visiting the Beyeler Foundation

Beyeler Foundation
Baselstrasse 101, 4125
Basel, Switzerland

Open daily 10-6pm, Wednesdays 10-8pm

June 30, 2015

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I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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