Art and Culture

UBS has a rich history of actively supporting cultural and artistic endeavors across the world, with a focus on exploring, translating and collecting activities in the world of contemporary art. Longstanding commitments with art institutions, the renowned UBS Art Collection, the UBS Art Competence Center and the UBS Planet Art app offer a comprehensive and varied platform that helps make the art world more accessible to global audiences and helps our clients navigate the complex and exciting world of contemporary art.

UBS Art Collection

UBS is a longtime collector of contemporary art, boasting a significant collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, and sculptures by talented artists from the 1960s onwards. The UBS Art Collection is widely recognized as one of the most important corporate contemporary art collections in the world. Not only do these works form an important part of UBS’s identity, they also contribute to a rewarding experience for clients and employees alike in UBS locations. UBS regularly makes loans of individual works from its collection to museums around the world, hereby also making its collection available for the enjoyment of the wider public.

UBS Art Competence Center

UBS recognizes that buying, owning and selling art entails certain risks and calls for a substantial level of expertise. As such, it has established the UBS Art Competence Center, which provides in-depth expert know-how and advisory support on art-related matters to clients and their advisors. The UBS Art Competence Center not only offers valuable access to a global network of art experts, it guides clients through the intricacies of art transactions and management and also helps them to mitigate financial risks. Its due diligence process is based on the highest control standards, offering clients one of the most stringent and reliable art-related risk management processes available. To meet clients’ personal needs, the support of the UBS Art Competence Center is fully integrated into the client’s overall financial planning.

Art Sponsorship Activities

UBS has an extensive art sponsorship portfolio, at the forefront of which is the firm’s long-term support of Art Basel, the world’s premier modern and contemporary art shows and its collaboration with the prestigious Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
UBS is the global Lead Partner of Art Basel, supporting all 3 shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. Each edition features leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, and showcases the work of more than 4,000 artists, ranging from the great masters of modern art to the emerging generation.

In Monaco, we are Main Sponsor of Nouveau Musée National de Monaco. This partnership allows us to create exclusive platforms for Art Collectors. The collaboration with the NMNM lets the opportunity for the institution also to create their own collection.