January 21 – April 29 2018
To mark Georg Baselitz’s 80th birthday, the Fondation Beyeler is devoting an extensive exhibition to him.
Events and Tips
Artist Talks: Georg Baselitz
The German painter, graphic artist and sculptor Georg Baselitz is one of the most significant artists of our time. The talk is sold out. It was streamed live on Facebook.
Lecture by Eberhard Kornfeld: Alberto Giacometti. Personal reminiscences
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 6PM – The legendary Bern art dealer and auctioneer Eberhard W. Kornfeld, a friend and long-term colleague of Ernst Beyeler, enjoyed a close and warm relationship with Alberto Giacometti, who also painted his portrait.
Lecture by Michael Peppiatt: An intimate portrait of Francis Bacon
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 7PM – Michael Peppiatt, co-curator of the Bacon-Giacometti exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler, was a close personal friend of Francis Bacon for decades.
Artist Talk: Ernesto Neto
FRIDAY, JUNE 15 – Artist Talk with Ernesto Neto. From June 30 to July 27, 2018, the Fondation Beyeler is displaying Ernesto Neto's monumental installation "GaiaMotherTree" as part of a public art project at the main station in Zurich, Switzerland. Language: English.
Marina Abramovic Book Launch
SAMSTAG, 16. JUNI, 13 Uhr – Marina Abramovic im Gespräch mit Jeannette Fischer, Psychoanalytikerin, anlässlich des neuen Buches über Marina Abramovic, erschienen beim Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess. Moderation Kuratorin Petra Giloy-Hirtz. (Foto: Marc Philip Seidel, Zürich)
«Youth Studio» for the exhibition «Georg Baselitz»
Every first Wednesday of the month you have the chance to look at art critically and discuss with like-minded peers, and then be artistic yourself.
«24 Stops» Rehbergerweg
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks in German and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set.
A regular chance for young people to get closer to the works in our collection in a variety of ways.
APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
JUNE 30 – JULY 27, 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.