Opening hours

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.



There are no public guided tours during Art Basel, from June 9 to 17.
Saturday, June 9, until Sunday, June 17, daily from 9 am to 7 pm 
On Tuesday, June 12 the lower galleries will be accessible from 2 pm.
Please note: on Wednesday, June 13, the museum closes at 7 pm (instead of 8 pm) 
Saturday, June 16 the museum is open until 9pm only for the guests of the event sun.set.



APRIL 29 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2018

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966) and Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) had a decisive influence on the art of the twentieth century. This exhibition brings the two artists together for the first time. Different as their art may initially appear, the joint presentation of their work reveals many surprising similarities. 

May 20 – August 12, 2018

With works by Brice Marden from the Daros Collection
Nature and abstraction have long been a couple in art. This year’s second collection presentation shows how differently artists explore this twosome. 

JUNE 9 – 17, 2018

The main Fondation Beyeler stand at this year’s Art Basel is devoted to Pablo Picasso, the emblematic artist of the twentieth century. The selection of works on show concentrates on Picasso’s multifaceted image of woman, with three major paintings and a large bronze sculpture of the artist’s lover and muse Dora Maar.

Opening Hours

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.

Plan visit

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 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.

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 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


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.

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