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Museum of Contemporary Art, Basel

(3/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An extensive illustrative collection of installations from the last 5 decades offers the curious visitor together with numerous photographs. Who wants to see only images and sculptures of classical modernism, this is not here, but in the Kunstmuseum Basel (main and new construction).
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  • Museum of contemporary art has gotten just a magnification and also belongs to the Museum of art that is on the height! a travel value!
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  • Search a bit where it was, lay back slightly t.o.v. the road, at the Rheinoever. Beautiful light building, with a partly at the large sculpture exhibition related exhibition of the new building. Also humor and young work.
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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