Sculpture at Schoenthal
Sculpture at Schoenthal is an art foundation in Switzerland. It is named after the Schönthal Monastery, a former church near the village of Langenbruck, Basel-Landschaft, which is now used for temporary art exhibitions. An array of sculptures, including some by well-known artists, is dotted around the monastery area and the surrounding countryside.
The monastery and foundation
Schönthal Monastery (German: Kloster Schönthal) was built in approximately 1140. It was annulled during the Reformation in 1529, after which it was used variously as a toolshed, dairy farm and brickworks. In 1967 it was put under cultural heritage management, and in 1986 the first archaeological digs and renovations began.
Sculpture at Schoenthal was opened in 2000 as a "cultural meeting place" incorporating the monastery and surrounding area, with the motto "Art and nature in dialogue". The following year its founder, John Schmid, transferred the entire set-up to the newly established Sculpture at Schoenthal Foundation. The historic building now serves as a gallery for temporary exhibitions and as a seminar venue.
Sculptures and artists
- Bau- und Umwelt-Zeitung Nr. 22 / Juni 2000: Kloster Schönthal Brigitte Frei-Heitz, update from the Canton of Basel-Landschaft's website, June 2000. Retrieved 21 August 2010. (in German)
- According to the Chronologie section of the foundation's website.
Media related to Sculpture at Schönthal at Wikimedia Commons
- Sculpture at Schoenthal home page (in German)