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Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst)

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Hard to Swallow

Richard Serra's contemporary video media was quite difficult for me to grasp, however the museum... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Fitzroy, Australia
Not quite finished yet but small well-curated exhibition in meantime, good space

Still being constructed so some floors/areas closed but compact temporary exhibition of key works... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2016
London, England
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Aug 4, 2017
“Hard to Swallow”
May 9, 2016
“Superb Contemporary Art Gallery”
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Richard Serra's contemporary video media was quite difficult for me to grasp, however the museum has a fabulous rooftop terrace with spectacular city & river views.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed May 9, 2016

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 a profound impact on us as did the other challenging works....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

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 visit. Also there is a small and lovely bookshop opposite of the entrance

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Till L
Reviewed February 7, 2016

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 alongside.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

The Kunstmuseum is currently closed and some of their artworks have been relocated to the Gegenwartskunst including an excellent self portrait by Van Gogh which I think is the jewel of the collection. The permanent artworks weren't to my taste. The museum is a little...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed November 17, 2015

The museum building itself is superb - large galleries, and with excellent lighting. However, with the exception of a floor devoted to interesting art works from the currently closed Kunstmuseum, there is little to warrant a visit. The permanent collections are mostly an insult to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a nice museum, located in a modern building, in a lovely part of Basel. We came there especially to see some of the best bits of the closed Kunstmuseum (due to renovation) but also enjoyed all their other pieces. A great place to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed July 31, 2015

A relatively small, concrete-style museum of several floors dedicated to contemporary art, this building is located somewhat out of the center of Old Town and down by the Rhein River. At the time we went, the museum was in part standing-in for Basel’s principal venue,...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

With the Kunstmuseum being closed for renovations, we resorted to visiting the temporary exhibit which was open here for free to the public. The selected works from Cesanne to Richter felt well thought through, and the presentation was perfect for one hour viewing. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Nicusor T
Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Firstly I do agree that at times the Gegenwartskunst museum can be a little frustrating with wierd shows. However I think this latest offering is worth a visit. Another plus is that until the end of 2015 it's free. So what's there now? A mix...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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