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

January 22 - May 28, 2017

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the Fondation Beyeler, we are 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 flowers, haystacks, water lilies, cathedrals, and bridges shrouded in fog.




Wolfgang Tillmans

May 28 – October 1, 2017

The major summer exhibition is dedicated to Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968). Tillmans was born in 1968 in Remscheid, Germany. At 20 he lived in Hamburg, where he began his work as an artist. He studied at the College of Art and Design in Bournemouth in the early 90s. Between 1992 and 2007, he lived and worked predominantly in London; afterward, he shifted his focus to Berlin.

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Extension project

Museum in a new park


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 extension.

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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.


The Fondation Beyeler is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2017 and is staging three remarkable exhibitions spanning the period from Impressionism to contemporary art. A special combined ticket is available for visitors wishing to see all three of the “Monet”, “Wolfgang Tillmans” and “Paul Klee” exhibitions. The special ticket, which is on sale in the webshop, at the museum ticket office and in the museum shop until May 28, 2017, the last day of the “Monet” exhibition.

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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 viewer together. In 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, come into being between the artwork and the viewer. Especially important to the Fondation Beyeler is that children and young people find their way to such 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 has carried a selection of exhibition catalogs, posters, special editions, and current books on art, architecture, and design, as well as watches, accessories, and other design articles. The 65 art editions are now on special offer. These are high-quality, limited editions and art reproductions (often signed), lithographs, engravings, or silk-screen prints of selected works, as well as exclusive objects and books.