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Museum

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

St. Alban-Rheinweg  60,  4052  Basel

Photo: Julian Salinas

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

The Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart will be closed until June 8, 2019 due to renovation work.


Swiss National Holiday 2020

01 August 2020: 11.00 AM - 8.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2020/2021

23 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

24 December 2020: Closed

25 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

27 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

28 December 2020: Closed

29 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

30 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2020: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

02 January 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

03 January 2021: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Institution

The first enlargement came in 1980 with the inauguration of the «Museum für Gegenwartskunst» on St. Alban-Rheinweg. Now known as Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, it was one of the first museums dedicated to contemporary art in the world. It was created in a joint effort by the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, the Christoph Merian Foundation, and the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Construction was made possible by a generous donation from Maja Sacher-Stehlin, who established the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, as well as her family and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation. The Christoph Merian Foundation provided the building, erected on land owned by the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

The Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart presents works of contemporary art from the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation as well as special exhibitions. Since 2003, the works of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation not currently on display are held at the Schaulager. In addition to changing presentations of treasures from the collections, which are designed to enter into a dialogue with the temporary shows, the museum regularly hosts lectures and panel discussions on issues in contemporary art as well as discussions of selected works and guided tours. Tickets are available in the entrance hall.

The Kunstmuseum Basel consists of three buildings: The Hauptbau, which mainly houses the collection up to Classical Modernism, the Neubau, in which the large special exhibitions have their place, and the Gegenwart, the exhibition house for contemporary art.

Admission

Gegenwart | Neubau | Hauptbau

Collection & Exhibition
CHF 16.- Adults over 20 Years
CHF 8.- Teenagers 13-19 Years, Students 20-30 Years, Disabled Visitors with ID, Groups (over 9 people), Baselcard

Special Exhibitions
CHF 26.- Adults over 20 Years (32.- for more than one Special Exhibition)
CHF 18.- Groups (over 9 people), Freiw. Museumsverein Basel, Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel
CHF 13.- Students 20-30 Years, Disabled Visitors with ID, Baselcard
CHF 8.- Teenagers 13-19 Years

Admission to the Kunstmuseum Basel's collections (Gegenwart, Neubau, Hauptbau) is free Tue-Fri from 17 h.

Free sunday
On the first sunday of the month free entrance in collection and exhibitions. Does not apply for special exhibitions

Tuesday = Museum day
Every Tuesday you can visit all our exhibitions for only CHF 16 (instead of CHF 32 / CHF 26).

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Basel

Circular Flow. On the Economy of Inequality

07 December 2019 - 17 July 2020

What does the progressive economization of all areas of life mean for our individual and collective life? What ethical, social and global political consequences does it have? Various artists pursue these and other questions.
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