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Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst)

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Hard to Swallow

Richard Serra's contemporary video media was quite difficult for me to grasp, however the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Henry R
Not quite finished yet but small well-curated exhibition in meantime, good space

Still being constructed so some floors/areas closed but compact temporary exhibition of key works... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2016
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4 Aug 2017
“Hard to Swallow”
9 May 2016
“Superb Contemporary Art Gallery”
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St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel 4052, Switzerland
+41 61 272 81 83
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Richard Serra's contemporary video media was quite difficult for me to grasp, however the museum has a fabulous rooftop terrace with spectacular city & river views.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed 9 May 2016

A superb gallery of permanent and temporary exhibitions of cutting edge contemporary art of very high quality. Video art is something which often leaves us baffled but here the quality of the work had a profound impact on us as did the other challenging works....More

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Please ignore the ignorant comments by people who's appreciation of art probably stops if it's not a painted horse. The collection is magnificent and the focus constantly changes. It's always worth a visit. Also there is a small and lovely bookshop opposite of the entrance

Thank Till L
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Still being constructed so some floors/areas closed but compact temporary exhibition of key works. Great space - spanning one of the mill streams. 10 min walk up hill to tram stop but riverside walk alongside.

Thank operacentric
Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Kunstmuseum is currently closed and some of their artworks have been relocated to the Gegenwartskunst including an excellent self portrait by Van Gogh which I think is the jewel of the collection. The permanent artworks weren't to my taste. The museum is a little...More

Thank DifromBrisbane
Reviewed 17 November 2015

The museum building itself is superb - large galleries, and with excellent lighting. However, with the exception of a floor devoted to interesting art works from the currently closed Kunstmuseum, there is little to warrant a visit. The permanent collections are mostly an insult to...More

Thank Glenn J
Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a nice museum, located in a modern building, in a lovely part of Basel. We came there especially to see some of the best bits of the closed Kunstmuseum (due to renovation) but also enjoyed all their other pieces. A great place to...More

Thank PMK2013
Reviewed 31 July 2015

A relatively small, concrete-style museum of several floors dedicated to contemporary art, this building is located somewhat out of the center of Old Town and down by the Rhein River. At the time we went, the museum was in part standing-in for Basel’s principal venue,...More

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

With the Kunstmuseum being closed for renovations, we resorted to visiting the temporary exhibit which was open here for free to the public. The selected works from Cesanne to Richter felt well thought through, and the presentation was perfect for one hour viewing. It was...More

Thank Nicusor T
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Firstly I do agree that at times the Gegenwartskunst museum can be a little frustrating with wierd shows. However I think this latest offering is worth a visit. Another plus is that until the end of 2015 it's free. So what's there now? A mix...More

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