Fodor's Expert Review Espace Jean Tinguely–Niki de Saint Phalle

Fribourg Museum/Gallery

Once the city's tram terminal, this is one of the premier modern-art spaces in Switzerland. It houses a selection of whirring, tapping, spinning metal sculptures by Jean Tinguely and a wall full of the voluptuous, colorful work of his wife, Niki de Saint Phalle. After working in the Dadaist movement, Tinguely (1925–91) made headlines as a pioneer of the "kinetic art" movement. Kids (16 and under free) are often fascinated by Tinguely's work, which is full of fantastical elements: skis are walking, a potted plant is turning, and a toy rabbit is being hit on the head.

Museum/Gallery Family

Quick Facts

2 rue de Morat
Fribourg, Fribourg  1700, Switzerland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: 6 SF, Wed. and Fri.–Sun. 11–6, Thurs. 11–8, 7 SF, Closed Mon. and Tues.

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