Museum Tinguely, designed by Ticino architect Mario Botta and opened in 1996, is situated right on the bank of the Rhine. It houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925–1991), one of the most innovative and important Swiss artists of the 20th century.
Vibrancy, laughter, amazement, discovery – a museum that stimulates the senses, in which art comes to the beholder. Jean Tinguely’s kinetic works make him one of the most eminent pioneers in the post-1950 art world. The permanent exhibition showcases a compilation of his work spanning four decades – from early, filigree reliefs to the monumental machine sculptures of the 1980s. Inspired by Tinguely’s ideas, Museum Tinguely stages a wide range of events and exhibitions that seek to engage with other artists and art forms, while providing an interactive museum experience that appeals to all the senses.