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Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel

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Art Museum
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Basel opened in 1980 as the first public museum in Europe exclusively dedicated to the production and practice of contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. It is a heritage site of national significance.In addition to classic media such as painting and sculpture, it also collects video art. Focal points of the collection include the work of Joseph Beuys, Bruce Nauman, Rosemarie Trockel, Jeff Wall and current American art . The Museum of Contemporary Art displays works of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation and the Kunstmuseum Basel. Since 2003, all holdings of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation that are not shown in the museum are housed in the Schaulager in Muttenz.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 a...  more »
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  • Will soon (April 2016) move to it's new building near the Kunstmuseum, we'll see how they'll utilize this building afterwards... Until then admittance is free and it's totally worth a visit (though relatively small).
  • Not much to see in the permanent collection, and the temporary exhibitions didn't do much for me. Probably not worth the admission price unless you are particularly interested in the temporary exhibitions.
  • Is this art or randomness?
  • Schönes museum
  • Cool