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Fondation Beyeler

MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECES
From Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh by way of Picasso, Matisse, Klee, Giacometti to Warhol and Bacon as well as ethnographic art from Africa, Alaska and Oceania: with some 300 masterpieces from the 20th and 21st centuries, the Beyeler Collection’s main focus is on Classic Modernism.
Inaugurated in 1997 and set in an idyllic park, the museum was designed by the world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The Fondation Beyeler, the most-visited art museum in Switzerland, owes its special appeal to its harmonious combination of exceptional art, picturesque nature and fascinating architecture. Every year, it shows up to four temporary exhibitions including projects in public spaces and just as many new presentations of the permanent collection. Recent exhibitions include “Gerhard Richter”, “Edgar Degas”, “Jeff Koons” and “Paul Gauguin”.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1997

The Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Mark Niedermann
The Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Mark Niedermann
The Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Todd Eberle
The Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Todd Eberle
The park of the Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Mark Niedermann
The park of the Fondation Beyeler, Photo: Mark Niedermann

Current exhibitions

Doris Salcedo: Palimpsest

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The Fondation Beyeler shows the expansive installation "Palimpsest" by the internationally renowned Colombian artist Doris Salcedo. In "Palimpsest", Salcedo dedicates herself to fugitives who have drowned in the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean in search of a better life in Europe over the last twenty years. "Palimpsest" will be on display at the Fondation Beyeler until September 2023, culminating in a large-scale exhibition by the artist in summer 2023.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Doris Salcedo: Palimpsest

Anniversary Exhibition – Special Guest Duane Hanson

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The Fondation Beyeler is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a large-scale presentation of its collection. Covering almost the entire exhibition space of the museum, the approximately 100 works on display include great modern classics as well as new acquisitions. The exhibition is further complemented by the integration of several hyper-realistic sculptures by the US-American artist Duane Hanson.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Anniversary Exhibition – Special Guest Duane Hanson

Next exhibition(s)

Wayne Thiebaud

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The American artist Wayne Thiebaud (1920–2021) originally started out as a graphic designer and briefly worked for Walt Disney Studios’ animation department. In his celebrated food still lifes, Thiebaud depicted the promise and profusion of the «American way of life». The exhibition will show the many aspects of Thiebaud’s work: next to still lifes it will also feature portraits as well as cityscapes and landscapes, with which he redefined this seemingly old-established art historical genre.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Wayne Thiebaud

PICASSO. Artist and Model – Last Paintings

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Joining the international commemorations of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), the Fondation Beyeler will present a selection of late paintings concerned with images of artist and model. These highly expressive works created in the last decade of Picasso’s career, attest to the artist’s undiminished creative energy and productivity up to the end of his life.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
PICASSO. Artist and Model – Last Paintings

Doris Salcedo

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The Fondation Beyeler will devote a large solo exhibition to internationally acclaimed Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (*1958), featuring key works from the different phases of her career. It will be Salcedo’s first museum exhibition in Switzerland. In her objects, sculptures and site-specific interventions, she explores the ever-repeating cycle of violence, outrage, grief, remembrance and oblivion.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Doris Salcedo

Niko Pirosmani

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Georgian artist Niko Pirosmani (1862–1918) is a legend: (for now) unknown to many, he is almost fanatically revered by others. As the exhibition will show, Pirosmani was an outstanding exponent of early modern art. To a rare extent, already in his lifetime Pirosmani’s art spoke to all, from people on the street and in taverns to avant-garde artists and writers. With just a few brushstrokes, he transformed the quotidian into the exceptional, creating icons of glowing intensity.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
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Location of the museum

Baselstrasse 101
4125 Riehen

Location/directions

Im Berower Park, Baselstrasse 101. Von Basel SBB: Tram Nr. 2 > Badischer Bahnhof, umsteigen auf Tram Nr. 6 > Fondation Beyeler / Alternativ: Zug S6 ab Bahnhof SBB > Riehen

Open

Mo, Di, Do-So 10-18; Mi 10-20

Admission

Erwachsene: CHF/EUR 25.–
ab 16:30: CHF/EUR 20.-
Bis 25 Jahre: Freier Eintritt
Studierende bis 30 Jahre: CHF/EUR 12.-
Studierende Kunsthistorisches Seminar Basel und Schule Kunst und Gestaltung Basel: Freier Eintritt
IV-Bezüger: CHF/EUR 20.00
Die Begleitperson hat freien Eintritt.
Gruppen ab 20 Personen: CHF/EUR 20.00

Schulklassen (Kanton Basel und Baselland): Freier Eintritt
Schulklassen (restliche Schweiz und Ausland): reguläre Eintrittspreise wie unter Erwachsene & Kinder aufgeführt

Colourkey: Freier Eintritt
Museums-PASS-Musées: Freier Eintritt

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Eintrittstickets sind ab Montag, den 1. März, online über www.fondationbeyeler.ch/tickets mit der Wahl von Zeitslots buchbar.

Contact

Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101 Postfach
4125 Riehen
061 645 97 00 Telephone
061 645 97 19 Fax
info@fondationbeyeler.com
http://www.fondationbeyeler.ch/
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.