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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)

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Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel, Switzerland
Phone Number: 061/206-62-62
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My personal favorite is their extensive collection of Marc Chagall

Extensive selection and combination of completely different artistic styles/time periods. I have been there several times and everytime enjoyed the permanent collection as well as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Extensive selection and combination of completely different artistic styles/time periods. I have been there several times and everytime enjoyed the permanent collection as well as high quality of temporary exhibits. My personal favorite is their extensive collection of Marc Chagall

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I was very disappointed to find this museum was closed and under reconstruction. Some parts of the collection was distributed to two other museums. Holbein was in the Kultural Museum in Munsterplatz but cost 16 CHF to get in. Holbein and others were in only one room, and the rest of the museum was devoted to anthropological expeditions and some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

If you are a art lover this museum it's really worth a visit, you can find art work from classics and modern artist too,

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Because the primary museum was unavailable, we found the contemporary gallery down by the river. It has a modest exhibit of some masterpieces - luckily it's free because it's such a small display. Combine it with a pleasant walk along the river and watch all the people floating down with their clothes in waterproof pouches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

well this museum holds seasonal special exhibitions. currently there is a free entrance should you want to visit the Museum für Gegenwartskunst. This is offered until the end of 2015 through the Christoph Merian foundation & Emanuel Hoffmann foundation.

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Lots of space around the art work, varied types of artwork. The modern works were new idea based. Lack of seating keeps time in the museum limited.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Home of beautiful museums, but this one is the best for me, more collections, prestigious arts display and very vivid as they perfectly aligned and in order, very impressive..!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well worth the time if you like fine art, and we do. Plenty of Art in a well laid out gallery with good lighting. Not to be missed if you are in Basil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Basel is very famous for its Musems and one of the MUST SEE is Kunstmuseum. At the very moment it is under construction but soon it will be done (2016).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I should have read tripadvisor tips before going!! but after the short night,I didn't even have a thought about; it's one of must-do visit here. So,after parking the car at the opposite side of the city, we found closed for renovation, we were dissapointed. A little part of the museum is shown not so far from there(there's a plan explaining--as... More 

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