Kunstmuseum Basel
Museum / Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel’s collections comprise some 4,000 paintings, sculptures, videos, and works of installation art, as well as the around 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries held by the Kupferstichkabinett.

The Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, the municipal art collection of Basel, dates back to 1661, when the city acquired the Amerbach Cabinet. It grew steadily over the centuries, necessitating several relocations within Basel. The Hauptbau on St. Alban-Graben was inaugurated in 1936. A first enlargement came in 1980, when the Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart opened its doors; a third venue, known as the Neubau, was added in 2016.

Otto Freundlich
Kunstmuseum Basel
Museum / Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel’s collections comprise some 4,000 paintings, sculptures, videos, and works of installation art, as well as the around 300,000 drawings and prints from seven centuries held by the Kupferstichkabinett.

The Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, the municipal art collection of Basel, dates back to 1661, when the city acquired the Amerbach Cabinet. It grew steadily over the centuries, necessitating several relocations within Basel. The Hauptbau on St. Alban-Graben was inaugurated in 1936. A first enlargement came in 1980, when the Kunstmuseum Basel Gegenwart opened its doors; a third venue, known as the Neubau, was added in 2016.

Otto Freundlich
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