A unique combination of art, nature and architecture
In 2022, the Fondation Beyeler will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since its foundation by the collector and gallery owner couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler in 1997, it has become one of the most visited art museums in Switzerland.
In its birthday year, the Fondation Beyeler is once again presenting a series of top-class exhibitions:¨The first is a major retrospective on "Georgia O'Keeffe", followed by the summer exhibition "Mondrian". In autumn, the Fondation Beyeler presents one of its most extensive exhibitions of collection works to date. The programme will be complemented by a rich and varied programme of events.
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Fondation Beyeler celebrates its 25th anniversary by staging the largest-ever presentation of its collection to date. The renowned Beyeler Collection includes nearly 400 works by leading artists from 1800 to the present day. The panoramic exhibition showcases the Beyeler Collection in a new, enriching way.
Further Exhibitions This Year
"Mondrian Evolution" 5.6. – 9.10.2022
Marking the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Fondation Beyeler will devote an exhibition to the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. As one of the most important artists of the avant-garde movement, Mondrian shaped the evolution of painting from figuration to abstraction.
In the Fondation Beyeler's birthday year, the exhibitions will be complemented by a varied programme of events. In addition to popular classics such as the summer festival or the sun.sets, there will be several other highlights to mark the 25 year landmark.
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The exhibitions of the Fondation Beyeler are accompanied by a variety of events and art education offers, and provide entertaining and exciting activities for all ages. The main purpose of art education is to encourage vistors to actively engage with art. By providing supplementary information on works and periods of art history, we seek to promote a better understanding of artists' multifaceted activities. We offer a space for individuals to deepen their contemplation of art and share their impressions and thoughts with others.
All offers are constantly updated in our calendar.
The “Friday Beyeler” event series takes place on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fondation Beyeler and welcomes all friends of the arts and inspiring encounters to the museum. From 16 September to 16 December 2022, the exhibitions, the park and the restaurant of the Fondation Beyeler will be open until 10 p.m. every Friday. In addition, under the title “I Hear a New World - 14 Miaows of the Future”, students and artists who teach at the Institute of Art Gender Nature at FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Basel will transform the museum foyer into a creative platform for contemporary art, featuring live performances, films, talks, music, poetry and dance. The “Friday Beyeler” events are included in the museum admission. The performances are ongoing and can be joined at any time.
Founding couple Ernst and Hildy Beyeler had a clear vision: the Fondation Beyeler was to become become an open and lively museum capable of inspiring a broad public for art. A museum that, in addition to cultural education, also promotes interpersonal encounters. Today, the Fondation Beyeler is the most visited art museum in Switzerland and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
Ernst and Hildy Beyeler were passionately committed to art throughout their lives. In 1997, they made all the paintings and sculptures in their world-famous art collection accessible to the public in the Fondation Beyeler. Today, the collection comprises more than 400 works of classical modernism and contemporary art.
The location in the middle of the Berower Park with its old trees, the lily ponds and the view of cornfields, grazing cows and vineyards at the foothills of the Black Forest is unique. The building designed by Renzo Piano nestles elegantly into this cultural landscape and manages to combine nature, art and architecture in an ideal way.