​The current public program can be seen under News & Events. Please be aware that due to the current regulations, some events might be adapted.



Weekly guided tours through the exhibition offer an input into the fascinating world of trees. The tours take place Thursday at 5pm and Saturdays at 2 pm. Please refer to News&Events to see when the next tour is. Further tours can be organized directly via email at info@kbhg.ch and are available in both English and German.


May 21, 2021
Director Raphael Suter and  Klaus Littmann discuss the different representations of trees and the exhibition process.

June 12, 2021
Art historian Isabel Zürcher in dialogue with artist Michael Sailstorfer. The conversation offers an insight into current artistic engagement with nature.

June 26, 2021
A conversation with artist Sonja Feldmeier and her approach to nature, as well as what role the tree or the forest plays in her works.  The conversation will be moderated by Regine Bungartz.   

The talks will be held in German and start at 6:30 pm. To reserve a place, register via: info@kbhg.ch. All talks will be recorded and published on the website.



​Screenings of the film «For Forset - Die ungebrochene Anziehungskraft der Natur, Ein Film von Robert Schabus» will be held in the Stadtkino Basel, documenting the 2019 installation «For Forest» in Klagenfurt, Austria.  The film or rather documentary, transports the viewer back to the time when 299 trees invaded the Wörthersee stadium. To reserve a ticket, visit www.stadtkinobasel.ch.

13.06 | 10 am
29.06 | 7 pm


​The tree is front and center during the family day, as we think about how trees communicate, what their function is, how are they represented?  Various interactive stations allow an insight into the world of trees for all ages. The family day will take place Sunday, June 27 from 11 to 18h.  Pre-registration is welcomed via: info@kbhg.ch.

27.06 | 11 to 6 pm


With alternating live beats from Basel musicians and drink creations, let your senses be transported into the forest.  The exhibition will be open longer and enable a new access to the thematic discourse of the exhibition through the senses of hearing, taste and sight. 

04.06.2021 | 18-20h
18.06.2021 | 18-20h
02.07.2021 | 18-20h
09.07.2021 | 18-20h


In keeping with the exhibition title, Zacarias Maia creates sound with the material wood as well as various tree-like plants; with a unique focus on perhaps the best-known woodwind instrument, the recorder. Lea Sobbe, recent recipient of the Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2021, improvises, among other things, on a piece by Jacob van Eyck from the 17th century, which is based on the then well-known folk song When Daphne did from fair Phoebus fly. In it, Daphne, fleeing from Apollo, allows herself to be transformed into a laurel tree. This very tree is then brought back to life in Groene Ruis by Cathy van Eck. With this program, the ZeitRäume Basel gives a foretaste of its site- and context-specific productions, which will be shown throughout the city from September 9 to 19, 2021. www.zeitraeumebasel.com

28.05. | 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm



​The chef Stefan Wiesner will be cooking his acclaimed  alchemical natural cuisine and will surprise visitors with a culinary creation from the forest. The culinary creations will be produced on the Münsterplatz over a three-day duration, with a collaboration of the FHNW as well.

31.05 | 11 am to 3 pm on the Münsterplatz with students from the FHNW
01.06 | 11 am to 3 pm on the Münsterplatz



4 days of Art in 55 locations. During the Kunsttage Basel we have special events and opening hours. The events can be found under News&Events.

03.06. | 10-6 pm (*Arena until 8 pm)
04.06. | 10-8 pm
05.06. | 10-6 pm (*Arena until 8 pm)
06.06. | 10-6 pm (*Arena until 8 pm)