“Niko Pirosmani” Family Day events schedule

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The "Niko Pirosmani" Family Day will be devoted to the people, the animals and the nature that fill the Georgian artist’s visual worlds. Guided tours for families and an interactive activity booklet provide playful approaches to the artworks and themes of the exhibition. Young visitors will be able to travel on the story carpet or explore the museum with Fred the Squirrel. Numerous workshops will allow all age groups to become creative, experiment and simply play.

Date: Sunday, 22 October 2023, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Inside the "Niko Pirosmani" exhibition, in the studios and in the park

Register for activities in the museum on site at the information desk.

All activities are included in the museum admission ticket. Admission to the museum is free up to age 25.


In the museum

German: 10.30 a.m., 12noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4.30 p.m.
English: 11.30 a.m., 2.30 p.m.
French: 12.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m.
Duration: around 30 minutes / Maximum of 15 participants





What stories do the images tell? Accompanied children aged three to six are invited to sit on a richly coloured rug facing the works in the "Niko Pirosmani" exhibition to listen to stories and spin their own tales.
German: 11.30 a.m., 1.30 p.m., 3.30 p.m.
Duration: approx. 30 minutes / Maximum 15 participants

How does a fox prowl, how does a hen flutter? Together with storyteller Danielle Heer, children aged four and upward move through the "Niko Pirosmani" exhibition and playfully relate to the artworks using their own bodies.
German: 11 a.m., 4 p.m.
Duration: around 30 minutes / Maximum of 15 participants

The activity booklet guides your discovery of the artworks and encourages you to give free rein to your own creativity. It is available for free at the museum’s information desk.

Fred leads the way and shares fascinating stories about the works in the collection of the Fondation Beyeler. Our hand-held squirrel puppet will enchant children and adults alike.
German: 12.30 p.m., 2.30 p.m.
Duration: around 30 minutes / Maximum of 15 participants

Workshops in the studios (weather allowing in the park)

Bear, fox or owl: Paper is folded to produce striking animal masks to be decorated to your own taste.

Inspired by Niko Pirosmani, participants draw and paint onto dark backgrounds, experimenting with colours, light and shadow.

Niko Pirosmani’s pictures of animals serve as a springboard to become digitally creative: using iPads and printable foil, participants produce small artworks that can be fastened onto clothes and cloth bags.

The mobile studio «Serafin» offers ideas and materials to become creative in the park of the Fondation Beyeler. Also, get sleuthing with a very special game: four riddles lead participating families to hidden places within the park of the Fondation Beyeler. Who will manage to solve them?


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