Basel Art Galleries
(Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland)
The Kunstmuseum (Museum of Art) is amongst the most notable of the galleries within Basel and contains a diverse mixture of art works from the last two centuries. Many people come here to marvel at the creations by leading pop artists and modern expressionist painters, such as Picasso.
Basel's other leading art galleries include the Kunsthalle (Art Hall), which is to be found within the Old Town area and is considered to be one of the most important contemporary exhibition venues in the whole world. Exhibitions have been held here as far back as the 1870s and today the Basel Art Hall supplements its extensive exhibits with videos and audio installations.
Modern art is also the subject at the Basel Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum für Gegenwartskunst), which enjoys a particularly scenic setting alongside the River Rhine. Acclaimed artists featured here include Beuys, Nauman and Trockel, amongst many others.
Other popular art galleries in the Basel area include the neighbouring Fondation Beyeler Gallery just outside of the city, the Baselland Art House (Kunsthaus Baselland) in the city suburbs, and the rather unexpected Karikatur and Cartoon Museum, which is located on the St. Alban-Vorstadt, in the Old Town area, and features some 3,000 original sketches and drawings.
Fondation Beyeler Gallery
Address: Baselstrasse 101, Riehen, CH-4125, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 645 9700
Karikatur and Cartoon Museum
Address: St. Alban-Vorstadt 28, Basel, CH-4052, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 226 3360
Kunsthalle Basel (Basel Art Hall)
Address: Steinenberg 7, Basel, CH-4051, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 206 9900
Kunsthaus Baselland (Baselland Art House)
Address: St. Jakob-Strasse 170, Basel, CH-4032, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 312 8388
Kunstmuseum Basel (Basel Museum of Art)
Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, CH-4010, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 206 6262
Museum Tinguely (Jean Tinguely Museum)
Address: Paul Sacher-Anlage 1, Tinguely Museum, Basel, CH-4002, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 681 9320
Skulpturhalle (Basel Sculpture Hall)
Address: Mittlere Strasse 17, Basel, CH-4056, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 261 5245
Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Museum for Contemporary Art)
Address: St. Alban Rheinweg 60, Basel, CH-4010, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 061 206 6262