Claude Monet January 22 – May 28, 2017
In the Norvégienne, 1887, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Vermächtnis der Princesse Edmond de Polignac, 1947 © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Fondation Beyeler is presenting one of the most important and best-loved artists: Claude Monet. The exhibition will be a celebration of light and color, illustrating the artistic development of the great French painter from Impressionism to his famous late work. It will feature his Mediterranean landscapes, wild Atlantic coastal scenes, different stretches of the Seine, meadows with wild fl owers haystacks, water lilies, cathedrals, and bridges shrouded in fog. In his paintings, Monet experimented with changing light and color effects in the course of a day and in different seasons. He succeeded in evoking magical moods through refl ections and shadows.

Claude Monet was a great pioneer, who found the key to the secret garden of modern painting, and opened everyone’s eyes to a new way of seeing the world. 

The first Monet exhibition in Switzerland for over ten years will bring together fifty masterpieces from private collections and renowned museums such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Pola Museum in Japan, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago.

Reserve your tickets online as from November 25, 2016.

Past exhibitions
Jean Dubuffet – Metamorphoses of Landscape  
In Search of 0,10 - The Last Futurist Exhibition of Painting (2015/16)  
Black Sun (2015/16)  
Paul Gauguin (2015)  
Peter Doig (2014/15)  
Gustave Courbet (2014/15)  
Gerhard Richter (2014)  
Odilon Redon (2014)  
Daros Latinamerica Collection (2014)  
Thomas Schütte (2013/14)  
Maurizio Cattelan (2013)  
Max Ernst (2013)  
Ferdinand Hodler (2013)  
Edgar Degas (2012/13)  
Philippe Parreno (2012)  
Jeff Koons (2012)  
Pierre Bonnard (2012)  
Surréalism in Paris (2011/12)  
Louise Bourgeois (2011)  
Constantin Brancusi & Richard Serra (2011)  
Segantini (2011)  
Beatriz Milhazes (2011)  
Vienna 1900 (2010/11)  
Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg (2010/2011)  
Felix Gonzalez-Torres   «Specific Objects without Specific Form» (2010)
Basquiat (2010)  
Henri Rousseau
Henri Rousseau (2010)  
Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer (2009/10)  
Giacometti (2009)  
Visual encounters
Visual encounters - Africa, Oceania and modern art (2009)  
Marc Quinn   "Selfs" 1991–2006 (2009)
Franz West (2009)  
Venice (2008/09)  
Fernand Léger
Fernand Léger (2008)  
Action Painting
Action Painting (2008)  
Forests of the world
Forests of the world  The other commitment (2007/08)
The other collection - An homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler
The other collection  An homage to Ernst and Hildy Beyeler (2007/08)
Edvard Munch
Edvard Munch  Signs of modern art (2007)
EROS in modern art
EROS in modern art (2006/07)  
EROS - Rodin and Picasso
EROS  Rodin and Picasso (2006)
Henri Matisse
Henri Matisse  Figure, colour, space (2006)
Wolfgang Laib
Wolfgang Laib  The ephemeral is eternal (2005/06)
Contemporary Voices - UBS Art Collection
Contemporary Voices  Fondation Beyeler hosts the UBS Art Collection (2005/06)
René Magritte
René Magritte  The key to dreams (2005)
The surrealist Picasso
The surrealist Picasso (2005)  
Flower Myth
Flower Myth  Vincent van Gogh to Jeff Koons (2005)
ArchiSculpture (2004/05)  
Calder – Miró
Calder – Miró (2004)  
Francis Bacon and the tradition of art (2004)  
Mondrian+Malewitsch  At the centre of the collection (2003/04)
Paul Klee
Paul Klee  Fulfilment in the late work (2003)
EXPRESSIVE! (2003)  
Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly (2002/03)  Works 1956–2002
Claude Monet
Claude Monet  ... up to digital Impressionism (2002)
Anselm Kiefer
Anselm Kiefer (2001/02)  The seven heavenly palaces 1973–2001 (2001/02)
Ornament and abstraction
Ornament and abstraction (2001)  
Mark Rothko
Mark Rothko  A consummated experience between picture and onlooker (2001)
Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol  Series and singles (2000)
Colour to light
Colour to light (2000)  
Cézanne and modernism
Cézanne and modernism (1999/2000)  
Face to face to cyberspace
Face to face to cyberspace (1999)  
Wrapped Trees
The magic of trees  Wrapped Trees (1998/99)
Roy Lichtenstein
Roy Lichtenstein (1998)  
Colours – Sounds
Colours – Sounds  Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schönberg (1998)
Renzo Piano
Renzo Piano  Building workshop (1997/98)
Jasper Johns
Jasper Johns  Loans from the artist (1997/98)
Always True (1997)

The artist Marlene Dumas reads selected texts from her book "Sweet Nothings - Notes and Texts".

Keanu Reeves reads from Paul Gauguins book Noa Noa

In addition to his painting, multi-faceted artist Paul Gauguin wrote a number of texts that offer insights into his life and work. Gauguin’s remarkable book Noa Noa is of particular significance in this respect and offers a poetic blend of autobiography and fictional narrative.
As a man with Polynesian ancestry, the internationally acclaimed actor Keanu Reeves reads from Gauguin’s book.

Peter Doig artist talk

A conversation between the artist and the American art historian Richard Shiff. Doig is one of the most successful artists of his generation. His paintings take the viewer into exotic worlds, rather being mysterious hideaways than paradise.


Impressions in and around the Fondation Beyeler.

Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1916 - 1919

Works in the Beyeler Collection.