Swiss art museums, artists, art galleries

Art in Switzerland: Swiss art museums and galleries, artists; a guide to top websites


Art Basel
Art Basel stages the world’s premier modern and contemporary art fairs annually . A driving force in supporting the role that galleries play in nurturing the careers of their artists, Art Basel frequently expands its platforms to include the newest developments in the visual arts.

Art Basel YouTube Channel

Art galleries *

Art galleries in Switzerland.

Art galleries in Switzerland, a web directory from

Contemporary Art Galleries in Switzerland. Ocula

Switzerland Art Guide. Gallery & Exhibition Listings. GalleriesNow

Art Galleries Switzerland Association

Artists *

Swiss artists. 
Works on display in art museums.  Artcyclopedia

Swiss artists, a list from Wikipedia.

A gallery of Swiss artists.

Sculptors from Switzerland, a list from Wikipedia.


Ars Dei
The Ars Dei Movement – founded in August 2002 by the Swiss pianist Mauro Harsch – promotes cultural initiatives in Italian Switzerland (courses, seminars, concerts, competitions, exhibitions) aimed at encouraging the education of students in the arts and the activities of young people artists.

Association des Musées Suisses

Basel *

Art Basel
Art Basel ranks as the premier art show of Europe.

Fondation Beyeler
An art gallery designed by Renzo Piano, home to modern & contemporary painting & sculpture.

Exhibitions of local & international art & program of cultural events in an 1869 building.

LISTE young art fair.

Museen Basel

Kunst Museum Basel

Museum Jean Tinguely

The Next Generation Art Fair, a platform for presenting the vision of contemporary art galleries of global repute whose artists represent new and relevant positions for curators and collectors alike.

Bern/Berne *

Kunsthalle Bern

Zentrum Paul Klee

Contemporary Swiss artists. 


Daros Collections of contemporary and Latin-American art, Zurich.

Davos *

Kirchner Museum Davos

Festivals *

The visual arts festival Images is an open-air photography festival in Vevey. The festival is also an opportunity to introduce the winning projects of the two competitions it organises: the Vevey International Photo Award and the European First Film Award.

Locarno International Film Festival

The Menuhin Festival, Gstaad

Verbier Festival

Zurich Film Festival

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus, Zurich. 

Geneva/Genève *

Galleries and museums in Geneva.

Galleries and art institutions in Geneva.

Centre d´Art Contemporain Geneve

Musées d’art et d’histoire 

Musée Ariana
A museum devoted to ceramic and glass artwork.

Musée Rath
The Musée Rath is an art museum used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland.

Bibliothèque de Genève

Musee Barbier-Mueller
Its collection contains over 7,000 pieces and includes works of art from Tribal and Classical antiquity as well as sculptures, fabrics and ornaments from “primitive”civilizations around the world.

Palais de l’Athéné (Société des Arts).

La Maison de Rousseau et de la Littérature

Musée d’art moderne et contemporain (MAMCO).

Lausanne *

Art galleries and art institutions in Lausanne.

MUDAC – Musée de design es d`arts appliques contemporains

Collection de l’Art Brut

Fondation de l’Hermitage

Lucerne/Luzern *

Art galleries and art institutions in Lucerne.

Museum of Art Lucerne

Sammlung Rosengart Lucerne

Lugano *

Museo Cantonale d’Arte


Montreux *

Foire d’art contemporain. Montreux Art Gallery

Museums *

Swiss art museums, galleries, exhibitions.

Museums in Switzerland
A list from Wikipedia.

Lucerne Art Museum


News from Switzerland.


Rainer Maria Rile Foundation
La Fondation Rilke a pour but de mieux faire connaître Rainer Maria Rilke et son oeuvre, à travers son musée, des expositions, des conférences, des publications et un festival.

Swiss art news, listings of contemporary art exhibitions.

Swiss Institute, New York.

Zurich *

Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection

Hauser & Wirth gallery of contemporary art.

KUNST International Contemporary Art Fair

E.G. Buhrle Foundation Collection

Kunsthaus Zurich

Daros Exhibitions

Kunsthalle Zurich

Migros Museum

Museum Rietberg

Zurich Museum of Design

Museum für Gestaltung
Museum of Design

Swiss National Museum

Zurich Opera House

Zurich Museums Association

Well-known Swiss Artists *

Fuseli, John Henry (Johann Heinrich Füssli)

Henry Fuseli
Henry Fuseli. WebMuseum
John Henry Fuseli Online
Henry Fuseli
Wikipedia entry.

Giacometti, Alberto

Alberto Giacometti. MOMA
Alberto Giacometti
Text from Edward Lucie-Smith, and links to images on the web.
Alberto Giacometti Website
Alberto Giacometti. The Tate Gallery
Works by the sculptor including historical notes.
Alberto et Annette Giacometti’s website
The Giacometti Foundation
Giacometti Bronze Sets Auction Record at Sotheby’s
Giacometti, Kunsthaus Zürich

Kauffmann, Angelica

Angelica Kauffmann
Angelica Kauffmann Online
Angelica Kauffman
Olga’s Gallery
Angelica Kauffman
Olga’s Gallery

Klee, Paul

Paul Klee
Paul Klee
Paul Klee
Paul Klee Online

Rist, Pipilotti

Pipilotti Rist’s website.
Pipilotti Rist. Hauser & Wirth
Pipilotti Rist. UBUWEB
Pipilotti Rist. Wikipedia entry.

Tinguely, Jean

Tinguely-Museum in Basel
Jean Tinguely works of art in art museums. Artcyclopedia
Jean Tinguely. Wikipedia entry.
Pablo Togni and Christian Rebecchi, Switzerland. The Nevercrew group work on murals, graphics and other forms such as sculpture, illustrations, designer toys, photography and video. In their most recent works can be found the graphic elements of collage, the lettering and imagery that often exploits the atmosphere and the structure of the metropolis as well as a vintage and surreal taste.


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