Going out in Basel

The early paintings of Alexander Calder

May 29 to September 4, 2016

Alexander Calder at the Fondation Beyeler! This exhibition will chart significant historical milestones in Calder’s oeuvre, from Cirque Calder in the 1920s and his shift to abstraction in 1930 to his invention of the mobile in the early 1930s, culminating in his brilliantly virtuoso treatment of the formal possibilities that arose as a result.

Fondation Beyeler,



Alexander Girard. A Designer's Universe

July 2, 2016 to January 29, 2017

Alexander Girard (1907–1993) was one of the most influential textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. This major retrospective of Girard’s oeuvre draws on the Vitra Design Museum’s holdings from his private estate and presents furniture, textiles and sculptures as well as numerous sketches, drawings and collages never shown before. A selection of 300 objects from his collection is also featured in the exhibition.

Vitra Design Museum, Charles Eames-Strasse 2, 79576 Weil am Rhein (Germany)



Augusta Raurica

Go back to the Roman times. The biggest archaeological park in Switzerland offers more than 30 exciting sights.

Augusta Raurica Giebenacherstr. 17 4302 Augst



Museum of Natural History

Go back to the past, to the age of dinosaurs, even to the formation of the Earth. Experience the development of mammals, such as the mammoth and the sabre-toothed tiger.

Naturhistorisches Museum Basel Augustinergasse 2 4001 Basel

Tue - Sun 10 am - 5 pm



Zoo Basel 

Every visit at the zoo Basel is a fascinating expedition. The zoo presents the wildlife habitat of various animals. It`s a great place to observe, pause and relax.

Zoo Basel, Binningerstrasse 40, www. zoobasel.ch



Museum Tinguely 

This museum is dedicated to the work of the iron sculptor Jean Tinguely. Join us on a tour to discover more about this special place, which delights both adults and children in equal measure.The permanent collection contains works from all creative periods of the Swiss artist. Together with several temporary exhibits loaned by other museums and collectors, visitors gain a fascinating and comprehensive insight into the life and work of this renowned artist. In addition, the Museum Tinguely also features temporary exhibitions of works by artists that either influenced Tinguely in his work or that have been influenced by him.



Museum of Pharmacy

Are you looking for the philosopher's stone? Perhaps you will find it amongst the preserved animals and plants or in amongst the strange, archaic instruments and scientific devices. Everything from the amateur alchemist's kitchen to the pharmacist's laboratory.



Tour of the Fondation Beyeler

A visit to the Fondation Beyeler is an absolute must for art lovers. Our tour includes an in-depth look at this exceptional collection.

With the construction of the museum building, designed by Renzo Piano, in 1997, the Beyeler collection has been made permanently accessible to the public. Around 230 works of art reflect the views of Ernst and Hildy Beyeler on the art of the 20th century. With both the permanent collection and regular temporary exhibitions, there is plenty to discover and explore.

Entrance price: CHF 220 per goup



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