Art, Sun, & Music

Saturday, August 14

Summer, culture and leisure – all combined in one day: Chilling in the sun or listening to live music at the Berower park, drifting through the latest Beyeler Collection presentation, taking part in workshops and testing Riehen's culinary specialities. All this can be done at this year's Summerfest at the Fondation Beyeler. The exhibition and the museum restaurant will stay open untill 10 p.m. on this day. Come by and celebrate that summer feeling!


This year the festivities are divided into three different sections:

Summer Day – Programme

The Summer Festival at the museum offers a wide variety of entertainment suitable for all ages. Enjoy a day full of creative workshops, exciting tours and interactive games and activities in the park. This year's focus is on the current Beyeler Collection presentation "Natureculture".

Guided Tours

The dialogue-based tour provides an exciting insight into the current collection exhibition "Natureculture".

Short guided tours in German: 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Short guided tour English: 1.30 & 3.30 p.m.
Short guided tour French: 12.30 & 14.30 hrs

Duration: 30 minutes.

Number of participants: The tours are limited to a maximum of 15 people.

Tickets: Regular museum admission applies. The ticket is valid for admission to the Fondation Beyeler and the Kunst Raum Riehen. Tickets at:


During an interactive tour, families, children and young people are invited to get to know the works in the current collection exhibition.

Times: German: 11.30 & 15.30 hrs.

Duration: 30 minutes.

Number of participants: The tours are limited to a maximum of 15 people.

A hand puppet tour for young and old. Ursula flies ahead and tells exciting stories about the park and the outdoor sculptures of the Fondation Beyeler.

Meeting point: sign in the park.

Duration: 30 minutes

Number of participants: max. 20 people

Times: German: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.


With finger paints, colourful community works are created in a large format. For all from 0 years.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Age: For all from 0 years.


Based on Wolfgang Tillmann's works, various photographic processes such as camera obscura, cyanotype and light painting will be explored at this exciting workshop.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: in the studio

Visitors big and small make their own printing blocks from recycled materials and use them to create imaginative printed products.
At the same time, the printing blocks are used on the large wall in the garden room to create a colorful and increasingly dense pattern is created.

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Kunst Raum Riehen

Come and make paper cuttings inspired by Henri Matisse!

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Age: Suitable for all from 0 years.

It's game time - not only for the little ones. Together with the MUKS Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen,
playing outdoors is fun. The newly opened MUKS Museum Kultur & Spiel Riehen brings the toys and invites you to explore the MUKS “playground” in the park.

When: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: park

A person uses the "art in the park" app

Artistic & interactive

The museum game for children and adults is full of fun and questions and helps visitors of all ages to engage together with art at the Fondation Beyeler.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Choose a work in pairs and invent and post a story about it. At the summer festival you can try this out with a TiM guide and be accompanied to your favourite work.

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

THE HUMAN JUKEBOX is a living jukebox: Part human, part machine, all music. As befits a real jukebox, the audience alone determines the musical course of a THJ performance.

Times: 12 a.m., 1 p.m., 2. p.m., 3 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Duration: 30 min

Check out the sculptures in the park at the Fondation Beyeler in a new dimension with this app created Art Lab.

Where: iPads supplied at info point

Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Stephan Eicher & Band

"Das Floss der Unnötigen / Le radeau des inutiles"

Live concert at the Park, 6.30 – 8 p.m.

Experience an intimate concert with Stephan Eicher and his band under the open sky at the beautiful Berower Park next to the museum.
Special guests for the evening include Sylvie Fleury, Tobias Spichtig, Rico & Michael and Stickstoff.

Admission starts at 6 p.m. via Bachtelenweg. Museum admission is included in the ticket.

+++ The concert is already sold out. +++

Osomo Experience

Live Musik, 8.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Lying in the fragrant grass, listening to the meditative and rhythmic compositions of musician Simon Baumann with headphones, while the world around you changes in the setting sun. Treat yourself to some time out and embark on a journey between conscious and unconscious, between presence of mind and dream - in the middle of one of the most beautiful museum parks.

Admission from 7.30 p.m. via the South Gate in Baslerstrasse. Museum admission (open until 10 p.m.) is included in the ticket. 

Organised in cooperation with: Kulturbüro Riehen, Kunst Raum Riehen.


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