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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cut it yourself

13 June 2021 | 1.30 PM - 4.30 PM

Basel artist Marcel Mayer, who exhibits in Switzerland and abroad, has been running druckwerk, a studio for letterpress, lithography and copperplate printing, since 1994. He has also been teaching woodcut printing at SfG Basel since 2018. In this workshop, he will explain the technical basics of Frans Masereel’s woodcuts to the participants, then guide them as they make their own woodcut for the first time.

Ages 12 and above


© Cartoonmuseum Basel 2020
Museum

Cartoonmuseum Basel

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28,  4052  Basel

Opening Hours

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

Swiss National Holiday 2021

01 August 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM


Christmas/New Year 2021/2022

24 December 2021: Closed

25 December 2021: Closed

26 December 2021: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

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: Closed

01 January 2022: Closed


Institution

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kind devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historic site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum’s own stocks, and contemporary works.

Admission

Sfr. 12.— Adults
Sfr. 7.— Disabled persons and students up to 25 years
Children up to ten years free

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum
Exhibition
Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Postponed to 2021: Big City Life

13 February 2021 - 15 August 2021

On the basis of Frans Masereel’s famous woodcuts, impressive testimonies to the human condition in the city during the interwar period, the exhibition «Big City Life» at Cartoonmuseum Basel presents originals by comics artists – works that are either set in the city or are ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Sunday guided tour

Today 25 July 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Life stories shaped by the big city are the subject of countless novels, films and comics, in which the city takes on many roles: It can be a spectacular setting, remain in the background as an extra, or even become the main protagonist. The guided tour with mit Judith ...
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Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Summer Workshop: Comic Jam

04 August 2021 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

How do I turn my idea into a strong story with living characters? What style suits my adventure? An afternoon for experimentation – with colours, formats and a pro: Andi Kiener, co-founder of the well-known Swiss magazine Ampel and the illustrator Noemi Laake, will get your ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Sunday guided tour

08 August 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Life stories shaped by the big city are the subject of countless novels, films and comics, in which the city takes on many roles: It can be a spectacular setting, remain in the background as an extra, or even become the main protagonist. The guided tour with Debora Schär ...
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Workshop Children

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Summer Workshop: Comic Jam

11 August 2021 | 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM

How do I turn my idea into a strong story with living characters? What style suits my adventure? An afternoon for experimentation – with colours, formats and a pro: Andi Kiener, co-founder of the well-known Swiss magazine Ampel and the illustrator Noemi Laake, will get your ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Curator-guided tour

15 August 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Life stories shaped by the big city are the subject of countless novels, films and comics, in which the city takes on many roles: It can be a spectacular setting, remain in the background as an extra, or even become the main protagonist. The guided tour through “Big City ...
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Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Posy Simmonds

28 August 2021 - 24 October 2021

Cartoonmuseum Basel presents Switzerland’s first retrospective on the major British cartoonist, comics artist and children’s book author Posy Simmonds (b. 1945), with illustrations, as well as original drawings from her graphic novels and children’s books, plus unpublished ...
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Special

Cartoonmuseum Basel

mittwoch matinee: Nahansichten

01 September 2021 | 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Die britische Zeichnerin und Karikaturistin Posy Simmonds arbeitet seit den 1970er-Jahren bei der linksliberalen Tageszeitung «The Guardian». In ihrer über 50-jährigen Zeichnerinnenkarriere spannt sie einen humorvollen, feministischen Bogen von vielgelesenen Kinderbüchern ...
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