"Painting is a language in itself. It’s the language I use, and it’s untranslatable."


September 2, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Balthus (1908–2001) is viewed as one of the last great masters in twentieth-century art. The planned retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler will bring together a wide range of important paintings from every phase of the oeuvre of this legendary artist, reflecting the multiple ambiguities in the staging of his remarkable images.

October 3, 2018–January 13, 2019

The Beyeler Collection’s third exhibition in 2018 features many popular masterpieces fascinatingly set beside a selection of important works entrusted to the museum on permanent loan. To put it another way, the cards—or works—have been reshuffled, revealing contrasts that invite us to reflect on art and about interesting correspondences between works of art and artists.

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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. 

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