Fondation Beyeler
Museum / Riehen, Switzerland

The Fondation Beyeler is a museum of modern and contemporary art open 365 days a year. Its exhibitions of renowned artists of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries have brought the museum international recognition and established it as Switzerland’s most popular art museum. The focus is the visitor’s personal and sensory experiences in encountering art and nature.

The art museum is located in an English park with a historical villa, old trees, and water lily ponds. The museum building, designed by award-winning Italian architect Renzo Piano, fits elegantly into the cultural landscape and offers beautiful views of the park, cornfields, grazing cows and sheep, as well as the vineyards at the foothills of the Black Forest. The spacious rooms showcase the art in the most beautiful natural light. A green conservatory invites you to linger and read. The Fondation Beyeler combines nature, art, and architecture in a unique harmony.

Cultural events and art mediation expand the array of offerings and make art more easily accessible. The Fondation’s diverse program includes artist talks, concerts, dance performances, recitals, lectures, panel discussions, cabaret, and film screenings. Internationally acclaimed artists, scientists, musicians, dancers, actors, directors, and other personalities are regularly invited as guests. Guided tours, workshops, and games for young people, families, schools, companies, clubs, and groups are also offered daily.

www.fondationbeyeler.ch

Authored Articles
Wolfgang Tillmans at Fondation Beyeler
May 28 – October 1, 2017
In a first comprehensive engagement with the medium of photography at the Fondation Beyeler, approximately 200 photographic works of...
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Emma Portner / Femme Debout
Premiere / August 9, 2018
Emma Portner’s complex and delicate choreography draws on the grotesque, the artificial, and extreme emotionality, her extraordinary performances leaving...
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The Young Picasso / Blue & Rose Periods
February 3 – May 26, 2019
As an exceptional cultural highlight, the Fondation Beyeler is mounting a unique exhibition devoted to Pablo Picasso’s poignant and...
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