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Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel
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Jean Tinguely Museum houses a permanent exhibit of the works of the museum's namesake, Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. The museum is also home to temporary exhibits, which generally display works from Tinguely's friends and peers. Modern artists like Bernhard Luginbuhl, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Yves Klein have also displayed works here. In addition to Tinguely's kinetic sculptures, the museum displays illustrations, photographs, and documents pertaining to the artist's personal life and work. The moving mechanical installations attract both kids and adults alike. Add Jean Tinguely Museum to your Basel travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Basel trip builder.
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  • The architecture is worth a visit. You can see moving and art that moves. The machines of Jean Tinguely fascinated again and again. In addition, there are also min. 2 thematic exhibition per year. Visit.
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  • spacious and pleasant museum, full of kinetic machines. i really liked the tinguely biography wall overlooking the river rhine. the artwork was clearly labelled and good explanations overall. the shop...  more »
  • Several machines varying in size from tiny to huge!! And they start on pressing a button, and go into movement for about 30 secs. Designed by Jean Tinguely, the museum is full of fun stuff to look at ...  more »