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People at a guided tour at Kunsthalle Basel
Guided Tour

Kunsthalle Basel

Public guided tour, in German

14 August 2022 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Every Sunday at 3 pm, the Kunsthalle Basel team leads all interested visitors on a guided tour through the current exhibitions "You, Who Are Still Alive" by Michael Armitage and "Hic et Nunc" by Berenice Olmedo.

Public guided tour at Kunsthalle Basel. Photo: Malena Guinet / Kunsthalle Basel

Kunsthalle Basel

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Th 11.00 AM - 8.30 PM  |  Fr 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM  |  Su 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: Closed

26 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 5.00 PM

27 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

28 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

29 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 8.30 PM

30 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2022: Closed

01 January 2023: Closed


Kunsthalle Basel is dedicated to exhibiting, discussing, and reflecting on the art of the present, and it has been so ever since its founding in 1872. It is renowned for its audacious and varied program as well as for its engagement with artists, often before they are widely known. Curious visitors of all ages are welcome to its spectacular display spaces for thought-provoking exhibitions and events.

The library of the Basler Kunstverein is free and open to the public. It houses an impressive selection of 30,000 books and catalogues on topics related to contemporary art and subscribes to 35 different magazines of art and culture.

Access via Klostergasse 5, CH – 4051 Basel
T +41 61 206 99 06

Opening hours library: Tue/Thurs 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM and 1.30 - 5.00 PM
(outside opening hours by appointment)


CHF 12.–/8.– incl. S AM Swiss Architecture Museum

Free admission: Children up to 18 years of age; People with disabilities and their escorts; Persons in need of protection and persons admitted on a temporary basis (status F, N, S & B with refugee status); Members of Basler Kunstverein; Friends of Kunsthalle Basel; Media; ICOM / VMS; Museums-Pass-Musée (before: Oberrheinischer Museumspass); Schools BS+BL; Teachers of Fine Arts BS and BL; Kunsthistorisches Seminar BS; Schule für Gestaltung Basel (SfG); FHNW Academy of Art and Design; Colour Key; COMEX Comission Exécutive Musées; Freiwilliger Museumsverein Basel (FMB); Museum staff Basel

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

colourkey Free admission


tram 1/2/3/8/10/11/14/15 > Bankverein,
tram 6/10/1/16/17 > Theater

Kunsthalle Basel does not provide parking facilities. If you are driving, we recommend one of the following car parks: Anfos-Haus (Henric Petri-Strasse 58), Elisabethen (Steinenschanze 5), Steinenparking (bei der Heuwaage)


All exhibition galleries of Kunsthalle Basel are fully wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair users only require staff assistance when accessing the building from Steinenberg 7. Our staff will be pleased to help you (phone +41 61 206 99 01)

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Daniel Turner: "Three Sites"

16 September 2022 - 08 January 2023

Daniel Turner (* 1983) is engaged in a critical examination of the lives of objects, often melting down, liquifying, burning, or otherwise transmuting the materiality of everyday objects into other forms. The US-American artist probes how the materialities of objects retain ...
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Mal•Mal – Draw from a live model in the exhibition by Daniel Turner

19 October 2022 | 6.00 PM - 8.00 PM

The evening invites everyone who would like to retake pen and paper to experience the exhibition from a new perspective and exchange ideas with other passionate art enthusiasts.

Meeting point: Foyer Kunsthalle Basel
Free of charge, drawing material will be ...
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Public Tandem-Tour, S AM & Kunsthalle Basel, in German

23 October 2022 | 3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

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Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili: "Verkleidung"

17 September 2022 - 06 August 2023

Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili (*1979) presents an ensemble of large-scale, quasi-abstract, almost diaphanous photographic images specifically developed for the outdoor context of the back wall of Kunsthalle Basel. The images are, as with so much of the Georgian-born artist’s ...
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Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt: "Cat's Cradle"

25 September 2022 - 09 October 2022

Cat’s Cradle unites ten individual artists, ten independent points of view, and ten different approaches. Common to each is that Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt funded them in 2021, but what connects them beyond this?

Like the titular childhood game of string figures, which ...
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The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2021

22 October 2022 - 06 November 2022

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organizes the competition “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” on an annual basis. It thereby recognizes excellence in the field of book design and production, as well as drawing attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss ...
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