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Exhibition
Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
Exhibition

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

About harmony and ecstasy. Music in the ancient civilizations

Today: 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

18 April 2021 - 19 September 2021

Music played a central role in many ancient cultures. It could be heard in all areas of life. The exhibition «About Harmony and Ecstasy» explores the diverse uses of music in Antiquity while also focusing on its inherent dichotomy. While Apollo, the patron of music and the arts, reflects the order of civilisation with the gentle sounds of his lyre, the loud whistles of flutes and the rhythms of tambourines played by the Dionysian demons are a product of the impulsive chaos of primordial nature.

Replicas of musical instruments and audio points give an insight into the ancient world of sound and allow visitors to actually experience ancient music acoustically.

Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
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Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

In die Unterwelt und zurück – Das Lied des Orpheus

19 August 2021 | 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

Monodien von Alessandro Scarlatti, Luigi Rossi, Claudio Monteverdi u.a.

Ensemble Profeti della Quinta:

- Elam Rotem (Cembalo und Leitung)
- Doron Schleifer (Countertenor)
- Ori Harmelin (Theorbe)

Eintritt frei
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Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
Special

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Odysseus. Begegnungen mit Helena, Kirke, den Sirenen und Penelope

26 August 2021 | 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

Musik aus Episoden aus dem Epos «Odyssee» von Homer, um 700 v. Chr.

Ensemble Melpomen:

- Conrad Steinmann (Kompositionen, Aulos, Kymbala)
- Arianna Savall (Gesang und Barbitos)
- Giovanni Cantarini (Gesang, Kithara und Lyra)
- Martin Lorenz ...
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Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad, from Centuripe (Sicily) (around 150 BC), Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig
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Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

St. Alban-Graben 5,  4010  Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: Closed

27 December 2021: Closed

28 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

30 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

31 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2022: Closed

02 January 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Carnival 2022

07 March 2022: Closed

08 March 2022: Closed

09 March 2022: Closed

10 March 2022: Closed

11 March 2022: Closed


Easter 2022

14 April 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

15 April 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

16 April 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

17 April 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

18 April 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


May Day 2022

01 May 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Ascension Day 2022

26 May 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Whitsun 2022

05 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

06 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Art Basel 2022

13 June 2022: Closed

14 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

15 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

16 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

17 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

18 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

19 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: Closed


Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

28 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

29 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

30 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 10.00 PM

31 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

01 January 2023: Closed


Institution

The Basel Museum of Ancient Art is the only Swiss museum devoted exclusively to the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region. The permanent exhibition contains ancient art mainly from Egyptian, Greek, Italic, Etruscan and Roman cultures. Located in the heart of the city of Basel, the museum is a place where the ancient world is regularly cast in a new light.

Admission

Adults: CHF 12
Groups: CHF 10 (10+ people)
Concessions: CHF 5
Free entry: Thursday and Friday from 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday
Audio guide: free, please bring your own mobile phone and headphones

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

colourkey Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
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Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Egypt. 3,000 years of culture on the Nile

from 01 March 2021

The Antikenmuseum Basel has the richest and most diverse collection of Egyptian art in Switzerland. The newly designed show uses the latest exhibition technology to take visitors into the mysterious land of the pharaohs in six themed areas. A children’s adventure trail ...
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Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
Exhibition

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

About harmony and ecstasy. Music in the ancient civilizations

18 April 2021 - 19 September 2021

Music played a central role in many ancient cultures. It could be heard in all areas of life. The exhibition «About Harmony and Ecstasy» explores the diverse uses of music in Antiquity while also focusing on its inherent dichotomy. While Apollo, the patron of music and the ...
Read more
Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
Special

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

In die Unterwelt und zurück – Das Lied des Orpheus

19 August 2021 | 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

Monodien von Alessandro Scarlatti, Luigi Rossi, Claudio Monteverdi u.a.

Ensemble Profeti della Quinta:

- Elam Rotem (Cembalo und Leitung)
- Doron Schleifer (Countertenor)
- Ori Harmelin (Theorbe)

Eintritt frei
Read more
Terracotta group with dancing satyr and maenad
Special

Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Odysseus. Begegnungen mit Helena, Kirke, den Sirenen und Penelope

26 August 2021 | 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM

Musik aus Episoden aus dem Epos «Odyssee» von Homer, um 700 v. Chr.

Ensemble Melpomen:

- Conrad Steinmann (Kompositionen, Aulos, Kymbala)
- Arianna Savall (Gesang und Barbitos)
- Giovanni Cantarini (Gesang, Kithara und Lyra)
- Martin Lorenz ...
Read more