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Museum

Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart

OpenClosed | 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

St. Alban-Rheinweg  60,  4052  Basel

Photo: Julian Salinas

Opening Hours

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

Due to the installation of the exhibition «Heute Nacht geträumt. An exhibition by Ruth Buchanan» the Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart remains closed until March 19th.


Whitsun 2022

05 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

06 June 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Art Basel 2022

13 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

14 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

15 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

16 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

17 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

18 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM

19 June 2022: 10.00 AM - 8.00 PM


Swiss National Holiday 2022

01 August 2022: Closed


Christmas/New Year 2022/2023

24 December 2022: Closed

25 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

26 December 2022: Closed

27 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

28 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

29 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

30 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

31 December 2022: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM

01 January 2023: 11.00 AM - 6.00 PM


Institution

The first enlargement came in 1980 with the inauguration of the «Museum für Gegenwartskunst» on St. Alban-Rheinweg. Now known as Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, it was one of the first museums dedicated to contemporary art in the world. It was created in a joint effort by the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, the Christoph Merian Foundation, and the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Construction was made possible by a generous donation from Maja Sacher-Stehlin, who established the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, as well as her family and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation. The Christoph Merian Foundation provided the building, erected on land owned by the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

The Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart presents works of contemporary art from the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation as well as special exhibitions. Since 2003, the works of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation not currently on display are held at the Schaulager. In addition to changing presentations of treasures from the collections, which are designed to enter into a dialogue with the temporary shows, the museum regularly hosts lectures and panel discussions on issues in contemporary art as well as discussions of selected works and guided tours. Tickets are available in the entrance hall.

The Kunstmuseum Basel consists of three buildings: The Hauptbau, which mainly houses the collection up to Classical Modernism, the Neubau, in which the large special exhibitions have their place, and the Gegenwart, the exhibition house for contemporary art.

Admission

Gegenwart | Neubau | Hauptbau

Collection & Exhibition
CHF 16.- Adults over 20 Years
CHF 8.- Teenagers 13-19 Years, Students 20-30 Years, Disabled Visitors with ID, Groups (over 9 people), Baselcard

Special Exhibitions
CHF 26.- Adults over 20 Years (32.- for more than one Special Exhibition)
CHF 18.- Groups (over 9 people), Freiw. Museumsverein Basel, Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel
CHF 13.- Students 20-30 Years, Disabled Visitors with ID, Baselcard
CHF 8.- Teenagers 13-19 Years

Admission to the collection and the temporary exhibitions is free every Tue, Wed, Thu and Fri from 5pm and every first Sunday of the month. Free tickets do not include admission to our grand special exhibitions. These exhibitions can be visited for only CHF 16 every first Sunday of the month.

colourkey Free admission

Museums-PASS-Musées Free admission

Swiss Museum Pass Free admission

Accessibility

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Exhibition
Exhibition

Kunstmuseum Basel

Heute Nacht geträumt. An exhibition by Ruth Buchanan

19 March 2022 - 14 August 2022

From what point does the contemporary begin? Which documents say what? Where does my body belong? Will I come back? At the heart of the questions that shape Ruth Buchanan’s exhibition «Heute Nacht geträumt» at Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart is the desire to reconsider the ...
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