Ghisla Art Collection Foundation


Foundation of Modern and Contemporary Art – Locarno.

The Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection, a non-profit organization, was founded in April 2014 with the objective of sharing an artistic heritage of international value with the culturally interest public that appreciates the significance of art.

The private collection has been assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Ghisla with growing enthusiasm and passion for the artistic expression. A futuristic style building, designed by the architect’s office Moro & Moro in Locarno, hosts the Foundation and is situated in the town centre, only a few meters away from the tourist harbour.

The Fondazione Ghisla presents the exhibits in eight rooms over three floors. The exhibition includes Pop Art, Art Informal, Conceptual Art as well as Abstract Art and New Dada Masterpieces. Further there are also art works by young emerging talents, as yet less known to the wide public.

From 2016 an audio guide system is available in italian, english, french and german. It makes your visit more interesting! The audio guide is included in the entry price.

In season 2018, the museum’s first and second floor are dedicated to the new choice of art-pieces coming from the Ghisla Collection, where the visitor travels through the pieces of principal masters of modern and contemporary art of the latest 80 years.

The third floor is dedicated to temporary exhibitions. During the first one, which will was hold from March 18th to September 2nd, 2018, it will be possible to admire pieces of Mario Nigro - Gli spazi del colore. During the second instead, held from September 9th to January 6th 2019, the works of the Ticinese artist Flavio Paolucci - I sentieri il sentiero will be presented.

The museum is open from 18 March 2018 to 6 January 2019.

Opening times: 

Wednesday - Sunday: 13.30h - 18.00h
Monday - Tuesday closed

Entrance fees:
CHF 15.- Adults
CHF 13.- Seniors (AVS)
CHF 11.- Children (from 12 til 18 years) and students
Children til 12 years free

For groups with guided tour please contact us.

Accessible to people with disabilities.



Via A. Ciseri 3, 6600 Locarno


[email protected]

+41 91 751 01 52


  • Wheelchair accessible