Visual arts

Fancy a tour of artistic discovery in Valais? Then just look around you. At the Valais Art Museum in Sion you can follow in the footsteps of art history, viewing seminal works of art: paintings depicting life in Valais or inspired by the Valais landscape. You will also be captivated by the Alps when viewing the Museum's collection of mountain paintings from the 18th century to the present day. However, there is more than one way to witness the progression from the distant past to the avant garde. Art in Valais can also be experienced outdoors. Put on your hiking shoes and wander through the sculpture gardens of Champex-Lac, Verbier and Binn Valley Nature Park. Or discover monumental land art at the Mauvoisin dam. Contemporary art is alive in Valais. Give your senses a treat at Ferme-Asile in Sion or the Louis Moret Foundation in Martinach. Every three years you have the opportunity of visiting Label’Art Triennial shows throughout the canton. If traditional art is more your thing, the Gianadda Foundation in Martinach and the Pierre Arnaud Foundation in Lens will meet your needs.