Bally Foundation


Founded in 2006, the Bally Foundation extends and amplifies the brand’s desire, since its birth in 1851, to collaborate with creative and visionary talents and to push the limits of research and innovation beyond the field of fashion.

Designed to support creation in several fields, the Bally Foundation has long worked alongside various artistic and cultural institutions as well as with artists. For more than 15 years, the Bally Foundation has supported and built a network of strong relationships within the local intellectual and artistic scene, today it seems essential to highlight an emerging and confirmed art scene, increasingly attentive to ecological and contemporary issues, and to open reflection to the international scene.

This concern for openness and anchoring with its time continues today through the desire to give the foundation a headquarters, and since the opening of the new site, the foundation has taken a new turn in its history, with a place dedicated to contemporary art in all its forms: Villa Heleneum in Lugano which has two exhibitions per year.


  • The park and halls on the ground floor are accessible free of charge
  • The entrance ticket gives access to the temporary exhibitions on the upper floors


  • Standard admission: CHF 15.–
  • Reduced: CHF 12.–
  • Students: free


Wednesday: 11:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 11:00 – 18:00
Friday: 11:00 – 18:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

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