open art museum

Switzerland, St. Gallen

The open art museum in St. Gallen, Switzerland, is supported by the Stiftung für schweizerische Naive Kunst und Art Brut. Simone and Peter Schaufelberger-Breguet dedicated two decades as voluntary museum director and foundation president, amassing an extensive collection. In 2008, Peter Schorer assumed the board chair, with Monika Jagfeld as museum director. After 14 years, Peter Schorer passed the chairmanship to former St. Gallen mayor, Thomas Scheitlin, in 2021. Undergoing an identity refinement, the museum was renamed the open art museum in January 2023. It curates and preserves Swiss naïve art, art brut, outsider art, and rural naïve art by contemporary and deceased self-taught artists, without formal artistic education. In recent years the open art museum has been transformed into a leading institution exploring the borderlands of the mainstream art world.


Davidstrasse 44
St. Gallen St. Gallen
Phone: +41 71 2235857