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
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2018, 6.30PM – SOLD OUT. 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 will be streamed live on Facebook.
Georg Baselitz Concert Evening
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018, 6 PM – Early evening visit to the exhibition followed by a concert to mark Georg Baselitz’s 80th birthday. The program includes pieces by contemporary composers Wolfgang Rihm and Gordon Getty. Members of our art education team will accompany you through the exhibition.
Lecture by Eric Darragon – “Le peintre et son autoportrait”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2018 6 PM – The French art historian Eric Darragon, professor at the Paris Sorbonne and author of publications on the work of Georg Baselitz, talks about the self-portraits in Baselitz’ oeuvre. The lecture is in French.
An intimate evening with: BRYAN FERRY
SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018 – SOLD OUT. The British singer and former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry is appearing live at the Fondation Beyeler.
«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.
Art Lab 2018
Art Lab is free for everyone from 15 aup to 25. Are you interested in art and have ideas of how it could be made interesting to others?
A regular chance for young people to get closer to the works in our collection in a variety of ways.
JANUARY 21 – APRIL 29, 2018
APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 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.