Director’s Welcome


Dear Colleagues,


It is with great pleasure that we are presenting our programme for 2018. As customary, this offers a great opportunity to look forward to many exciting exhibition projects.


Please allow us to direct your attention especially to our latest exhibition ‘Towards Impressionism: Landscape Painting from Corot to Monet’ which will be displayed at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL, USA, from January 20 to April 8, 2018 and at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA, from May 12 to August 5, 2018.

This exhibition will present a choice selection of nineteenth century French landscape paintings from the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Reims in order to trace the important art-historical development of French plein-air painting through the works of one museum—from Romanticism to the schools of Barbizon and Honfleur, and finally to Impressionism.


Another project we are pleased to present is the exhibition entitled Ernst Ludwig Kirchner: Imaginary Travels created and organised in collaboration with the Kirchner Museum Davos. It will be exhibited in Bonn at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, from November 15, 2018 to February 17, 2019.

In displaying more than 180 artworks, the exhibition seeks to trace Kirchner’s artistic development and takes the motif of ‘the search’ as its starting point.

As a prelude to this retrospective, Art Centre Basel and Kirchner Museum Davos have organized the upcoming first international and interdisciplinary conference Rethinking Kirchner. An Interdisciplinary Approach, which will take place from June 28 to July 1, 2018 in Davos, Switzerland.

The aim is to bring together international scholars, curators and researchers to revisit previous assumptions on Kirchner’s works and to introduce new research.


With these partnerships we have successfully advanced our exhibition programme and extended our range of curatorial disciplines.

We hope you enjoy our upcoming exhibitions and we look forward to collaborating with you in the future.




Suzanne Greub

Director and Founder acb


Mark Tobey, La Festa

Mark Tobey, ‘La Festa’, 1967, private collection, © ProLitteris, Zurich, 2014














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