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Exhibition
Wir sehen die Bögen der Front des Kunstmuseums Basel eine Strasse und im Hintergrund der Neubau des Kunstmuseums
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Basel

Torn Modernism. Basel's Acquisitions of "Degenerate Art"

Today: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

22 October 2022 - 19 February 2023

In the summer of 1939—just before the outbreak of World War II—the Kunstmuseum Basel purchased 21 works by Modern masters. Nazis, vilifying these works as “degenerate,” had forced their removal from German museums. The exhibition sheds light on a particular moment in the city’s history of collecting.


photo: Julian Salinas
Museum
Wir sehen die Bögen der Front des Kunstmuseums Basel eine Strasse und im Hintergrund der Neubau des Kunstmuseums

Kunstmuseum Basel

OpenClosed | 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

St. Alban-Graben 16,  4010  Basel

photo: Julian Salinas

Opening Hours

Mo Closed  |  Tu 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  We 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM  |  Th 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Fr 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Sa 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM  |  Su 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

28 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

29 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

30 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2022: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2023: 10.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Institution

The Kunstmuseum Basel invites visitors on a journey through art history from the 15th century to the present day at three locations. Masterpieces from the collection, high-caliber special exhibitions and programs offer the public multi-layered approaches to art. The museum's main and new buildings are located in the heart of the city - just a few minutes from the SBB train station, and a short streetcar ride from the Badischer Bahnhof train station. The Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, dedicated entirely to contemporary art, is idyllically situated on the banks of the Rhine in Grossbasel.

Admission

Special exhibitions incl. collection & exhibitions
Adults (from 20 years): CHF 26
Students (20-30 years): CHF 13
Teens (13-19 years): CHF 8

Collection & exhibitions
Adults (from 20 years): CHF 16
Students (20-30 years): CHF 8
Teens (13-19 years): CHF 8

The collection can be visited for free on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., and the first Sunday of each month.

Free entry for refugees (with identity card N, F, B and S)

You'll find all information on tickets here: https://kunstmuseumbasel.ch/en/visit/ticketsprices

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Access

tram 1/2/15 > Kunstmuseum

Accessibility

accessible
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Wir sehen die Bögen der Front des Kunstmuseums Basel eine Strasse und im Hintergrund der Neubau des Kunstmuseums
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Basel

Torn Modernism. Basel's Acquisitions of "Degenerate Art"

22 October 2022 - 19 February 2023

In the summer of 1939—just before the outbreak of World War II—the Kunstmuseum Basel purchased 21 works by Modern masters. Nazis, vilifying these works as “degenerate,” had forced their removal from German museums. The exhibition sheds light on a particular moment in the ...
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Wir sehen die Bögen der Front des Kunstmuseums Basel eine Strasse und im Hintergrund der Neubau des Kunstmuseums
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