We are open on all days.
Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
January 26 – May 17, 2020
The exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler will focus on Hopper’s iconic representations of the infinite expanse of American landscapes and cityscapes. To date, this aspect has rarely been highlighted in exhibitions devoted to Edward Hopper, yet it is key to understanding his work and its reception. With watercolors and oil paintings dating from the 1910s to the 1960s, the exhibition will provide an extensive and exciting overview of the multifaceted nature of Edward Hopper’s oeuvre.
Silent Vision – Images of Calm and Quiet
February 12 – April 19, 2020
Modernity as the age of technical progress is characterised mainly by movement and velocity, which have also found multiple manifestations in art. At the same time, a longing for deceleration has evolved, which to this day expresses itself in ever new images of calm and quiet. Especially in times of ever increasing acceleration such as ours, the need for peace and repose seems particularly pronounced.
Events and Tips
TALK WITH DAVID LUBIN – IN ENGLISH
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 6.30 p.m. – 8 P.m. – «Hopper and the Movies: A Two-Way Exchange» Art historian and film expert David Lubin talks about the work of Edward Hopper. The event is included in the museum admission fee. Photo: Daniela Friebel
Beyeler Restaurant im Park
The menu allows guests to choose between an a la carte menu and an constantly-changing lunch menu. A large selection of cakes is available to accompany coffee, which, in future, will be prepared in barista quality. The kitchen serves hot delicacies until 5 pm. The wine list is based on the surrounding area, but also offers a good selection of wines from the regions from the rest of Europe.
Sketch it! Drawing at the Fondation Beyeler
Every 2nd Thursday of the month from 10am to 11am - Once a month, you can approach selected works at the Fondation Beyeler through drawing. Drawing sessions alternate between our current exhibitions and the collection displays.
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.