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. Put Jean Tinguely Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Basel trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Certainly not reserved only to connoisseurs, but you have to love his style. On the other hand the promenade in the Park is pleasant and its location on the banks of the Rhine ideal for flaning. Super easy access with TP from downtown.
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  • . It took two grams and a walk through an underpass but we found it! and it was worth if. The Mengel Dance of Death was incredibly moving. it was in motion the we saw it, and a sort of moaning. The en...  more »
  • This place is so interesting and the models made by the artist are fascinating. The giant one towards the end just has to be walked through as it is working.  more »
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  • Artist activities interesting. And museum's architectural design good
  • Brilliant museum dedicated to a brilliant creative mind. Fun for kids as there are lots of crazy devices that make noise or move when you press a button. I found his work to be both obviously artistic (i.e., aesthetically engaging) as well as intellectually interesting due to his overt challenge to the establishment. The museum is well laid out in a beautiful setting right on the Rhein, with a small parking lot under the highway right near the entrance. Great views of the Rhein and an engaging sculpture garden to boot.
  • This museum as always been a great entertainment for me when I was a kid. Twenty years later it's even more fun to get back there again and again. We had a great time with my family, for a whole afternoon. Definitely one of the most children friendly museum I know.
  • A great museum with very interesting changing exhibitions. Kids love it for wure, but for interested adults it is advised to try and visit during the week, when there are not too many children around. The "meta-harmony" mobile is not to be missed, being activated once an hour. A cafe with a wonderful view on the Rhein allows you to rest a bit and process what you've seen.
  • It's all art on one theme - but it is really good fun. Kinetic art? What's not to like?
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