20 Years Fondation Beyeler
Free admission for everyone up to 25 years

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.

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October 18, 2017 – January 1, 2018

The third exhibition of the series will show possible ways in which the Fondation Beyeler’s collection could be extended through loans from certain private collections closely associated with the museum, as well as through acquisitions and donations.

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Museum in a new park

“I TRY TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE LOVED.”
 PETER ZUMTHOR

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.

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Opening Hours

Open 365 days a year:
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.

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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.

Guided Tours

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Families and children

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Visitors with disabilities

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Young Art Club

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Junges Atelier

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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.