The Foundation Frieder Burda
The Foundation Frieder Burda was established on 20 April 1998 as a foundation with legal capacity under the German Civil Code.
The purpose of the Foundation is to promote art, culture and science. This objective will be realized primarily by establishing and operating a modern art museum in which the art collection of the founder Frieder Burda will be presented to the general public. The building of the Collection Frieder Burda is being constructed in the Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden according to plans drawn up by the New York architect Richard Meier. The building was completed in October 2004.
The Museum Frieder Burda is positioned directly adjacent to the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and connected to it by a glass bridge. The unique manner in which a state cultural institution is being complemented by private commitment to the arts is hitherto without parallel in Europe. Through the establishment of the Foundation Frieder Burda it becomes possible to show Frieder Burda's internationally renowned art collection to the public on a permanent basis. The Collection Frieder Burda contains approximately 1000 works from classical modernism to contemporary art.
The Foundation is independent and the purposes it pursues are exclusively of public benefit.
Founder: Frieder Burda
Supervision of the Foundation: Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
Management Board of the Foundation: Elke Burda, Dominic Kamp, Henning Schaper.
Address: Lichtentaler Allee 74, 76530 Baden-Baden, Germany