The slumber is over. The Fondation Beyeler is open again and the exhibitions t“Edward Hopper” and “Silent Vision – Images of Calm and Quiet” have been extended until July 26. In order to make your visit to the museum as pleasant as possible in this nonetheless challenging time, we have introduced a number of measures. These include changes on-site as well as to our ticketing. Until further notice we have introduced online timed tickets that are valid for a specific time and date only. For more information on your visit and ticket purchases please follow the links below:
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We bring our art mediation program straight to your living room - with workshop instructions, guided tours, quizes and templates from our Hopper exhibition.
Travel Hopper's landscapes even from afar - with our regular video features on select works from the exhibition.
Extended until July 26, 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
Extended until July 26, 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.
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.