To mark its twentieth anniversary, Fondation Beyeler is presenting one of the most important and best-loved artists, Claude Monet. The exhibition will be a celebration of light and color, illustrating the artistic development of the great French painter from Impressionism to his famous late work. It will feature his Mediterranean landscapes, wild Atlantic coastal scenes, different stretches of the Seine, meadows with wild flowers, haystacks, water lilies, cathedrals, and bridges shrouded in fog.
In his paintings, Monet experimented with changing light and color effects in the course of a day and in different seasons. He succeeded in evoking magical moods through reflections and shadows.
Claude Monet was a great pioneer, who found the key to the secret garden of modern painting, and opened everyone's eyes to a new way of seeing the world.
The exhibition will bring together sixty-three masterpieces from private collections and renowned museums such as the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the Pola Museum in Japan, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago.
Guided tour in English at 15H00
Lunch at Wiengarden Italian Restaurant at 12H30- 14H30
Train to Basel/Riehen: RDV at Gare Cornavin, main ticket office, by 09H00 to learn location of the AIC Culture Group reserved rail car. Depart 09H15.
Cost for Exhibition entry, English-speaking guide, and 3-course Italian lunch with one glass of wine, water, and café: Member CHF 100, non-Member partner, CHF 125.
There is a strict maximum capacity of 20 people. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Note: Coop is offering CFF Day-Cards/Carte journalier that inlcudes local transit for CHF 49. No CFF ½-price Card needed (valable avec or sans demi-tarif). This must be purchased FROM COOP by 11 February (while supplies last) and is valid until 5 March.
Further details from AIC Culture chair Robert Race, firstname.lastname@example.org
"Les Peupliers au borde de l'Epte" (1891) "Poplars on the banks of the Epte" Tate London, presented by the Art Fund 1926