Friday Beyeler

Fridays, 3 February – 12 May 2023, 6–10 p.m.

On Fridays, from February 3 to May 12, 2023, our opening times will be extended: the museum will close at 9 p.m. and the Beyeler Restaurant im Park at 10 p.m. Various exhibition tours, workshops and studio sessions will be available to help visitors explore the work of Wayne Thiebaud. On one Friday evening in each month, a series of events curated by Chus Martinez, director of the Institut Kunst Gender Natur, will be taking place under the title "The Nights of the Smiling Moons". These evenings of music, poetry, and dance are a continuation of the cooperation with students of the Institut Kunst Gender Natur at the Basel Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst FHNW.


24.03.    “Sketch it!”
Drawing workshop on «Wayne Thiebaud»
Meeting point: Foyer, 6p.m.–9p.m., 4 x 45 minutes. Materials will be provided.

31.03.    “The Art of Patisserie”
Focus tour with patisseur Marc Morgenthaler       
Meeting point: Foyer, 7 p.m., held in German

07.04.    “Cake Workshop with Wencke Schmid     
Meeting point: Restaurant, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., held in German

14.04.    “The Moons Glow the Same!”
Performance by Jumana Emil Abboud and Quinn Latimer, the Institute Art Gender Nature 
Meeting point: Foyer, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  

21.04.    “The Cityscapes by Thiebaud”
Focus tour with Beat Aeberhard, Kantonsbaumeister BS
Meeting point: Foyer, 7 p.m., held in German

28.04.    “Art and the Body”
Nude drawing workshop in “PICASSO. Artist and Model - Last Paintings" with artist and art educator Eliza Sodo     
Meeting point: Exhibition room 19, 6.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Materials will be provided.

05.05.   “Art and Cocktails”
Painting Workshop on Wayne Thiebaud in the park with artist Anna Shirin Schneider
Meeting point: Pavillon, 6p.m.–8p.m. Materials will be provided.

12.05.   “The Sun and the Moon as the Place to Live!”
Performances by artists of the Institute Art Gender Nature
Meeting point: Foyer, 6p.m. – 9p.m.    


Evening restaurant opening
Fridays, 3 February 3 – May 12, 2023, 6–10 p.m.

On Friday evenings, from February to mid-May, the Beyeler Restaurant im Park will be open until 10 p.m. to welcome guests with a special menu, featuring a wide range of vegetarian and vegan offerings. A particular highlight of the imaginative Friday offering is a selection of brightly colored tubes filled with delicious pastes and dips for guests to assemble a palette of flavors and mix their own selection of artistic nibbles to accompany an early evening drink. The dishes, with a contemporary twist, can be creatively combined as a light snack or a full evening meal, to be enjoyed in the relaxed atmosphere of the museum restaurant.

On Friday evenings, from February 3, 2023, the Beyeler Restaurant im Park is open until 10 p.m. Reservations are welcomed from 6 p.m.

SPECIAL: With a minimum consumption of CHF 25 p. p. at the "Beyeler Restaurant im Park", admission to the museum on the same evening is free. Valid on Fridays from 18–22 h.









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