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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)
Ranked #5 of 124 things to do in Basel
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Owner description: The Kunstmuseum Basel is home to one of the largest and oldest public museum collections in Europe. In its unique history, it has assembled works from the early fifteenth century to the present. The Kunstmuseum Basel houses the Galerie (Gallery) and the Kupferstichkabinett (Department of Prints and Drawings). The main focus is on paintings and drawings by artists active in the Upper Rhine region between 1400 and 1600 and of the 19th and 21st century. The Kunstmuseum Basel possesses the world`s largest collection of works by the Holbein family. Further examples of Renaissance art include major pieces by masters such as Konrad Witz, Martin Schongauer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Matthias Grünewald. Most of these early treasures originally belonged to the collection of a Basel lawyer, Basilius Amerbach. Purchased by the city in 1661, they formed the core of the world`s first public municipal museum. Paintings by Basel-born Arnold Böcklin feature among the 19th-century highlights. In the field of 20th-century art, the accent is on Cubism (Picasso, Braque, Léger), German Expressionism, Abstract Expressionism and American art since 1950. Contemporary art is exhibited at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst (Museum of Contemporary Art).
Reviewed July 23, 2013

great expo, a lot of nice Picasso's covering well the end of this life, may be not enough of the beginning, a must to see any way

1  Thank Pierre B
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I really enjoyed the Kunstmuseum as I'd never really experienced an art gallery like it. Both my wife and I took the time to appreciate many of the exhibits and it made us think about art in a different way

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a great museum in the heart of Basel. A couple of hours will let you see most of this very nicely laid out collection. There is something here for everybody.

1  Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I see everyone very enthusiastic about the Picasso exibit, but I liked more the permanent collection of the Museum. From the 15th to 20th century, it has a long list of masterpieces from painters all over the world, including Manet, Monet, Dali', Kandisky, Pissarro, Renoir.... and many others.

Really interesting the Student ticket, which lowers the price from 21 to 8 CHF.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I visited the Kunstmuseum on a Sunday (one of the only open attractions in Basel on a Sunday!) and paid the extra fee to tour the visiting Picasso exhibition. I also purchased the additional audio -guide which was well worth the 6 francs as none of the other materials were in English. It was interesting to learn about the progression of Picasso's art and how the women in his life shaped his artwork.

I would highly recommend a visit to this museum and while you're there, check out the bistro in the courtyard - delicious!

1  Thank Kelly W
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