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Exhibition

Fondation Beyeler

Louise Bourgeois: Insomnia Drawings – Works from the Daros Collection

Today: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

08 June 2019 - 30 September 2019

«Les paysages de nuit ont envahi les jours (The landscapes of night have conquered the day)» All her life, French-American artist Louise Bourgeois suffered regular bouts of insomnia. Yet the long hours of the night proved immensely productive, turning her sleeplessness into an important part of her artistic practice. Between November 1994 and June 1995, she filled a total of 220 pages with drawings and poem-like jottings: the Insomnia Drawings. At times abstract and geometric, at times realistic and figurative, they reflect Bourgeois’ complicity with sleeplessness, her memories and her thoughts. #BeyelerBourgeois


Foto: Mark Niedermann
Louise Bourgeois: Insomnia Drawing No. 174, (March 13, 1995), Daros Collection, Switzerland, © The Easton Foundation
Museum
Aussenansicht der Fondation Beyeler im Frühling gesäumt von Bäumen im Vordergrund der charakteristische Teich mit den Seerosen

Fondation Beyeler

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Baselstrasse 101,  4125  Riehen/Basel

Fondation Beyeler, photo: Mark Niedermann

Opening Hours

Mo 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Beginning Thursday, 7 May, admission tickets are available online only at www.fondationbeyeler.ch/tickets with a choice of time slots. Online timed tickets are valid for a specific date and time, chosen freely by visitors according to availabilities. Please be punctual: arriving more than 30 minutes late may mean you have to wait.

Institution

Art, architecture and nature are harmoniously combined in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. The building in the idyllic Berower Park was designed by architect Renzo Piano. The collection contains over 400 masterpieces of modern and contemporary art, including works by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Cézanne, Giacometti – as well as Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois, Gerhard Richter and many more. The internationally renowned programme mounts three to four temporary exhibitions and presentations of the collection every year.

Admission

Please check our Website for the most recent information regarding the reopening of the museum at: https://www.fondationbeyeler.ch/en/visit/reopening

Adults CHF 25.–
Reduced (IV-pensioners, groups of 20 people or more) CHF 20.–
School and University students aged 26 to 30 CHF 12.–
Up to age 25 FREE ADMISSION

You can buy tickets for the exhibitions at the museum or online in advance, to avoid queuing at the ticket office.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Access

We recommend the use of public transportation to reach the museum. Travel time from Basel, Badischer Bahnhof is only a few minutes; from Basel SBB station, about 25 minutes.
The tram stop is very close to the museum.

From Basel city center take the tram 6 > Fondation Beyeler
Or train S6 from the Basel SBB railway station to Riehen,
or go to the car park Zentrum.

Accessibility

It is very important to us that people with disabilities feel comfortable in our museum. All rooms are one level, making everything easily accessible to wheelchair users and people with impaired mobility. These visitors may also make use of our wide variety of guided tours and workshops without any restrictions. We offer specially designed guided tours of the exhibitions to help people with impaired sight or hearing experience the world of artworks.

Use main entrance and you can find parking lots for disabled on Baselstrasse 70.
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