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Picasso – BLUE AND ROSE Periods
Picasso – BLUE AND ROSE Periods
Picasso – BLUE AND ROSE Periods
February 3 – May 26, 2019
The young PICASSO. Blue and Rose Periods
This exhibition, the most ambitious ever staged by the Fondation Beyeler, is devoted to the paintings and sculptures of the young Pablo Picasso from the so-called Blue and Rose periods, between 1901 and 1906. For the first time in Europe, the masterpieces of these crucial years, every one of them a milestone on Picasso’s path to preeminence as the twentieth century’s most famous artist, are presented together, in a concentration and quality that are unparalleled. Picasso’s pictures from this phase of creative ferment are some of the finest and most emotionally compelling examples of modern painting, and are counted among the most valuable and sought-after works in the entire history of art. It is unlikely that they will be seen again in such a selection in a single place.
Events and Tips
Picasso: Blue & Rose Hour
Every Wednesday evening, visitors can immerse themselves in early 20th-century Paris nightlife at the Café Parisien. Its wide-ranging programme covers flamenco, burlesque, drag shows, French chanson, literary events and art historical lectures. One Friday a month, the Fondation Beyeler organises a morning meditation at the museum. MIND IN Meditation guides participants through the meditation to help them sense and perceive the effect of the colour pink.
Young Studio – "Picasso – Blue and Rose Periods"
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH, 6PM – Discover and discuss the exhibition «Picasso – Blue and Rose Periods», and try your own hand as an artist in our studio. First Wednesday of the month, as from 6pm. Book your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Drawing with Picasso
EVERY THURSDAY, 9–10AM – Accompanied by a drawing expert, you have a whole hour to explore Picasso’s masterpieces and try out fascinating techniques and ways of working in front of the originals. CHF 10 + admission.
Open Studio "Picasso"
LAST WEEKEND OF EVERY MONTH – The Open Studio on the last weekend of the month is a chance to explore Picasso’s subjects and techniques in greater depth and try some hands-on artistic activities. Friday (2–6pm), Saturday (10am–6pm) and Sunday (10am–6pm). Free of charge, no booking necessary.
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 6.30–11PM – Freaky, sexy, swanky, strange – anybody nostalgic for early 1920s bohemia should attend. Guests can look forward to an unforgettable evening including a tour of the exhibition followed by a colourful and artistic dance, acrobatics and music show. The ticket price includes admission to the museum, the show, delicious tapas and a welcome drink. Price: CHF 150 per person. Reservations: email@example.com
FAMILY DAY “PICASSO“
SUNDAY, MAY 5 – Guided tours, workshops and museum games, as well as admission for children, teens and young adults up to 25 years, are free of charge. Adults pay the regular museum admission.
Museum Admission Voucher Set of 3
"The Young PICASSO – Blue and Rose Periods" February 3 – May 26, 2019: In what will be the cultural highlight of the year, the Fondation Beyeler will present a unique exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s early masterpieces. "Rudolf Stingel" May 26 – October 6, 2019: The first museum show in Europe to present a career-spanning selection of Rudolf Stingel’s major series of works. Developed in close collaboration with the artist. "Resonating Spaces" October 6, 2019 – January 26, 2020: The autumn exhibition brings together exemplary works by renowned contemporary artists, who give varied forms to specific qualities of spatiality.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 – the Summer Party takes place once a year. On this day the museum is open from 10 a.m. right through to 10 p.m., with workshops running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors benefit from reduced museum admission (CHF 10), and participation in the workshops and short guided tours is free. The concerts in the garden are also free of charge.
FAMILY DAY “RESONATING SPACES“
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 – Guided tours, workshops and museum games, as well as admission for children, teens and young adults up to 25 years, are free of charge. Adults pay the regular museum admission.
«24 Stops» Rehbergerweg
Discover the «24 Stops» along the Rehberger-Weg on one of our guided walks in German and find out more about the artist, the individual objects and the landscape in which they are set.
January 13 – May 5, 2019
Beyeler Collection / Picasso Panorama
May 26 – October 6, 2019
The Fondation Beyeler will devote its summer exhibition 2019 to contemporary painter Rudolf Stingel (born in 1956 in Merano, Italy, he lives and works in New York and Merano). Like few other artists, he probes and interrogates the status quo of painting.
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.
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.