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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.

August 31 - October 29, 2019

The paintings from the celebrated collection of Rudolf Staechelin (1881–1946) are returning to Basel, after a four-year interval in which the pictures were shown (with works from the Im Obersteg Collection) in widely acclaimed exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Phillips Collection in Washington. Now, from the end of August 2019, nineteen outstanding examples of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Classic Modernism are to be seen at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen. The paintings, by Paul Cézanne, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Ferdinand Hodler, Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, and Auguste Renoir, are currently displayed together in a dedicated presentation. Subsequently, individual pictures will be included in the periodically rehung exhibition of the Fondation Beyeler’s permanent collection. Thus the works from the

Rudolf Staechelin Collection will be publicly accessible again in Basel, where a new chapter begins in the collection’s eventful history. 

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October 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020

For a long time, art did not concern itself much with the topic of space. However, since new forms of expression such as performance, installation and film found their way into the realm of art in the 1960s, space has become a vital theme and experience in modern and contemporary artistic output.

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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.

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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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Young Studio

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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

“I TRY TO CREATE BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE LOVED.”
 PETER ZUMTHOR

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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