OCTOBER 1, 2017 – JANUARY 21, 2018
The exhibition is devoted to a previously little explored aspect of Paul Klee’s work, namely abstraction. In the first half of the twentieth century, the move away from figurativeness and the development of abstract art became a key theme for many European artists.
Events and tips
AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH: BRYAN FERRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 – SOLD OUT. The British singer and former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry is appearing live at the Fondation Beyeler.
Audioguide "Paul Klee"
Adults D E F CHF / € 8. Art Club: CHF / € 7. Length: 45 minutes. Available at the information desk in the museum.
A regular chance for young people to get closer to the works in our collection in a variety of ways.
The Fondation Beyeler’s extension project will be realized by Atelier Peter Zumthor.
JANUARY 21 – APRIL 29, 2018
APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
SEPTEMBER 2 – JANUARY 13, 2019
Ernst and Hildy Beyeler were passionately involved in the arts throughout their lives. They made all the paintings and sculptures of their world-famous art collection accessible to the public at the Fondation Beyeler in 1997. Today, the collection comprises 300 classic modern and contemporary works.
The Fondation Beyeler's main goal is to bring art and spectator together. Through our guided tours and workshops, we do not only share knowledge about artists, works and epochs, we create above all a space in which to deepen observations and exchange different views, perceptions, thoughts and feelings. Our goal is to let stories and therefore connections develop between the artwork and the viewer and it's especially important to the Fondation Beyeler that children and young people also be able to find their very own stories and connections.
This is the perfect place for art lovers, visitors and gift seekers. Since 1997 the Fondation Beyeler Shop offers a selection of exhibition catalogs, posters, special editions and contemporary books about art, architecture and design, as well as watches, accessories and other design articles. These are high-quality, limited editions and art reproductions (often signed by the artist), lithographs, engravings, silk-screen prints of selected works as well as exclusive objects and artists books.
Museum in a new park
“I TRY TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE LOVED.”
During the past 20 years, the Fondation Beyeler has become the most popular art museum in Switzerland. Through its program, it makes a significant contribution to the quality of life and attractiveness of the Basel region as well as to the level of cultural awareness there. Visitors come from near and far to see the impressive exhibitions, attend the wide range of events and enjoy the beautiful park. In order to be able to continue to satisfy the needs of art and the public in the future, the Fondation Beyeler is planning an expansion.