About the institution

The Kunstmuseum Basel's main building will be closed until mid-April 2016 for renovations and the construction of an underground passage connecting it to the new building. Eminent works from the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel will still be on view, primarily in these two exhibitions:

Cézanne to Richter - Masterpieces of the Kunstmuseum Basel
03.02.15 to 21.02.2016 at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel

Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald - Masterpieces of the Kunstmuseum Basel
11.04.2015 to 28.02.2016 at the Museum der Kulturen Basel

Artworks of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation will be on display at the Schaulager:

Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation - Contemporary Art from Classic Modernism to the Present Day
13.06.15 to 31.01.16 at the Schaulager

The Bistro is open.

The bookshop in the main building is closed. A satellite branch offering a small selection of literature has been set up in the library, which remains open.

The shop at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst is open and offers an enlarged selection.

The Kunstmuseum Basel is about to undergo a major transformation. Across Dufourstrasse an exhibition building is rising that will satisfy the highest contemporary standards for the presentation of art. With these changes, the museum lays the foundation for a future worthy of its tradition as a leading international art institution. It looks forward to welcoming future generations of art and architecture fans to the Kunstmuseum Basel, home to the city's famous-and the world's oldest-public collection of art.




St. Alban-Graben 16 | 4010 Basel
T +41 (0)61 206 62 62 | Fax +41 (0)61 206 62 52

tram 2/15 > Kunstmuseum
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Disabled visitors

Wheelchair accessible


Bookshop, Bistro


Admission fees after April 2016 will be determined at a later date.

Opening hours

The main building of the Kunstmuseum Basel is closed for renovation work and to connect to the New Building before re-opening in April 2016.

The Museum für Gegenwartskunst will host a diverse program of exhibitions mounted by several of the Kunstmuseum's departments. Thanks to a generous grant from the Fonds für künstlerische Aktivitäten im Museum für Gegenwartskunst der Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung und der Christoph Merian Stiftung, admission is free for all visitors through the end of the year.

Special opening hours

1 May (Labour Day)
01.05.2016: 10 - 18 h

Ascension Day
05.05.2016: 10 - 20 h

15.05.2016: 10 - 18 h
16.05.2016: 10 - 18 h

Art Basel
13.06.2016: 10 - 18 h
14.06.2016: 10 - 18 h
15.06.2016: 10 - 18 h
16.06.2016: 10 - 20 h
17.06.2016: 10 - 18 h
18.06.2016: 10 - 18 h
19.06.2016: 10 - 18 h

Christmas/New Year
24.12.2016: closed
25.12.2016: 10 - 17 h
26.12.2016: 10 - 18 h
31.12.2016: 10 - 18 h
01.01.2017: 10 - 18 h

New Building of the Kunstmuseum Basel
New Building of the Kunstmuseum Basel