Kunstmuseum Basel

Douglas Gordon, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel © Kunstmuseum Basel
James Ensor, Die Intrige, 1890 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw
James Ensor, Die Austernesserin, 1882 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw
James Ensor, Badewagen, 1876 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw
Floris Jespers Sur un gouffre rouge un désir tremble, 1926 © 2014 ProLitteris, Zürich

Douglas Gordon, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel © Kunstmuseum Basel

James Ensor, Die Intrige, 1890 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw

James Ensor, Die Austernesserin, 1882 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw

James Ensor, Badewagen, 1876 © 2014, Lukas-Art in Flanders vzw

Floris Jespers Sur un gouffre rouge un désir tremble, 1926 © 2014 ProLitteris, Zürich

The Kunstmuseum Basel houses among other things, the largest group of works by Holbein and a world-famous collection of leading works from the Classical Modern period, such as American art since 1950.

The highlights of the collection are the works from 1400 to 1600 and art of the 19th to 21st centuries. The main focus of the Classical Modern collection is on cubism (Picasso, Braque, Léger), German Expressionism, and American art since 1950 (Newman, Warhol, Nauman).

The building at St. Alban-Graben, which is now known as the Kunstmuseum Basel, was designed by architects Rudolf Christ and Paul Bonatz and erected in 1936 specifically to house the Public Art Collection. Extensive renovations have been carried out in recent years.

Duration                           Exhibitions                                 
28/09/2013 – 27/04/2014every time you think of me, I die, a little
The Memento mori in the works of Andy Warhol and Douglas Gordon
16/02/2014 – 25/05/2014The Surprised Masks: James Ensor
01/03/2014 – 22/06/2014Kasimir Malewitsch – The world as Objectlessness
22/03/2014 – 17/08/2014Le Corbeau et le Renard
Revolt of Language with Marcel Broodthaers
15/06/2014 – 28/09/2014Charles Ray

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  • James Ensor Kunstmuseum

  • The new extension (2016)