The works of art displayed at the Fondation Beyeler are a cultural treasure. They should facilitate a widening of horizons, not only our own but those of generations to come. Even small children show an interest in art. In order to convey these cultural values, the Fondation Beyeler organizes various activities, workshops, tours, and issues thematic publications. The aim is to show that art can be more than merely "beautiful" and "interesting." Children's understanding of art is furthered from an early, receptive age. In this way, art is not only experienced but becomes an identity-shaping cultural asset and an integral part of life.
The prime purpose of our art education program is to awaken, further, and maintain interest in art on the part of children, adolescents and adults. This goal is expressly stated in the Fondation Beyeler statutes.
From this point on, the UBS, as "UBS - Partner for Art Education for Families and Young People", will provide support in the form of financial aid over a period of several years. The emphasis will be on projects for children, teenagers and families, currently involving the following projects:
Family Days - guided tours, workshops, and museum games
"Art Soirée" events
"WHAT IS ART?" a publication for adolescents and everyone interested in art
Art Publication for Young People
What is Art? 27 Questions and 27 Answers is a new publication, scheduled for autumn 2012, that provides a fascinating introduction to the world of art. The Fondation Beyeler Art Appreciation Team replies to 27 queries on the part of young people: earnest, provocative, amusing and fundamental questions. In addition, the title question "What is Art?" is discussed by a range of experts in the field. Their statements provide insight into the thinking of people who deal with art professionally every day.
"Family Day" Three Times a Year
Our "Family Days" are intended to provide children and parents with a day full of art at the Fondation Beyeler. The schedule on these days is designed by members of our art education department to reflect emphases of the current exhibition. In addition to short guided tours and museum games, various workshops in the park provide an opportunity for practical, hands-on experiment. Family Days are held three times a year in parallel with our special exhibitions. The programme of tours, workshops and museum games is free of charge, as are admissions, to age 25.
"Art in the Evening / Soirée" Events
The museum is open once a month (on a Friday) from 6 to 9 pm. Special evening tours, curator tours and Art & Dinner tours are held. All visitors enjoy reduced admission prices. Admission is free to 25 years.
Max Ernst Soirée
Reduced admission fees (CHF 20) and free admission for visitors to age 25 Curator’s tour in German 6.30-8 p.m. Art Dinner 7-10 p.m. 10% discount on the exhibition catalogue
Friday, June 6, July 5, August 2, 2013, 6 - 9 p.m.