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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

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


Carnival 2022

07 March 2022: Closed

08 March 2022: Closed

09 March 2022: Closed


Easter 2022

15 April 2022: Closed

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: Closed

06 June 2022: Closed


Art Basel 2022

13 June 2022: Closed


Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: 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

31 December 2022: Closed

01 January 2023: 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

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Simmonds (b. 1945), with illustrations, as well as original drawings from her graphic novels and children’s books, plus unpublished ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Curator-guided tour

Tomorrow 24 October 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Since her beginnings at The Guardian, Posy Simmonds has been a precise and astute observer of women’s position in society. Her graphic novels, named after their protagonists Gemma Bovery, Tamara Drewe and Cassandra Darke, also satirically reflect society – and are peppered ...
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Exhibition

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Catherine Meurisse. L’humour au sérieux

06 November 2021 - 13 March 2022

Catherine Meurisse (b. 1980) is one of today’s most famous female French comics artists. She is the author of several graphic novels and comics reportages, drew caricatures and illustrated children’s books. In the year 2020, Catherine Meurisse became the first cartoonist and ...
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Opening

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Opening of the exhibition ‘Catherine Meurisse. L’Humour au sérieux’

05 November 2021 | 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM

With: Frédéric Journès, ambassador of the the French Republic in Switzerland and in Liechtenstein, Bern, Catherine Meurisse, comics artist and Anette Gehrig, director and curator of Cartoonmuseum Basel.
Music: Francesca Gaza & Samuele Sorana Duo, Basel

You and ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Meet the artist La jeune femme et la mer

06 November 2021 | 4.00 PM - 5.00 PM

In her latest album, The Young Woman and the Sea, Catherine Meurisse focuses on the landscapes and nature of Japan. The artist’s enthusiasm for this island state’s beauty leads her to the great philosophical questions, as well as to the world-famous painter and woodcutter ...
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Workshop

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cartoon Sunday: Nature vivante

14 November 2021 | 2.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Be they lightly dabbed on, precisely sketched or humorously caricatured – landscape, nature and animals play a major role in Catherine Meurisse’s graphic novels. This workshop with drawing professionals takes a closer look, demonstrating Catherine Meurisse’s artistic tricks ...
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Special

Cartoonmuseum Basel

mittwoch matinee: Die Leichtigkeit

17 November 2021 | 10.00 AM - 12.00 PM

Die französische Zeichnerin Catherine Meurisse engagierte sich jahrelang mit Comics und Comicstrips für die Satirezeitschrift «Charlie Hebdo». In ihren Graphic Novels geht sie andere Wege: Die Alben «Olympia in Love» und «Delacroix» mischen mit viel Energie die Literatur- und ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Curator-guided tour

21 November 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Catherine Meurisse, who in 2020 became the first comics artist and caricaturist to be admitted to the Académie française, has an extremely diverse body of work to her name: from the political cartoon to philosophical reflection, from comic reportage to engagement with ...
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Guided Tour

Cartoonmuseum Basel

Sunday guided tour in French

28 November 2021 | 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM

Catherine Meurisse, who in 2020 became the first comics artist and caricaturist to be admitted to the Académie française, has an extremely diverse body of work to her name: from the political cartoon to philosophical reflection, from comic reportage to engagement with ...
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