Kunstmuseum Basel - Museum für Gegenwartskunst

A note to our visitors

2015 will be a crucial and transformative year for the Kunstmuseum Basel. The new building designed by Christ & Gantenbein architects and the renovated main building will be inaugurated in 2016. For the necessary rehabilitation works, the Kunstmuseum Basel’s main building will close its doors for a year beginning in February 2015. Extensive selections from the holdings of the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung will be on display in Basel and Madrid during this period.

Invitation: Closing Event
Before the Kunstmuseum Basel’s main building closes its doors, we invite you to join us for a grand weekend celebrating our home on January 31 and February 1, 2015. The finissage concludes with a wine-and-cheese reception on Sunday starting at 4pm, accompanied by the experimental alpenhorn duo Stück für Stück Alphorn Eigenart. The museum will be open until 8pm on both days; admission is free.

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Kunstmuseum Basel

Tue – Sun 10am–6pm
Mon closed

31.01.2015
Finnisage, Free entrance and open till 8pm 

01.02.2015
Finnisage, Free entrance and open till 8pm, Apéro with music from 4pm 

02.02.2015 – Mid April 2016
Closed due to renovation and construction work

St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Fon 0041 (0)61 206 62 62
Fax 0041 (0)61 206 62 52

The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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January 2015: Renovation and construction work in the Kunstmuseum’s main building
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Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Tue – Sun 11am–6pm
Mon closed

From 14.02.2015
Tue – Sun 10am–6pm
Mon closed

From February 2015 through the end of the year, all visitors to the Museum für Gegenwartskunst will be admitted at no charge. The special free admission is made possible by an unusually generous grant from the Fund for Artistic Activities at the MGK, which is underwritten by the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation and the Christoph Merian Foundation.

St. Alban-Rheinweg 60
CH-4010 Basel
Telefon 0041 (0)61 206 62 62
Fax 0041 (0)61 206 62 52

The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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Department of Prints and Drawings at the Kunstmuseum Basel

Exhibitions

Tue – Sun 10am–6pm
Mon closed

St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Telefon 0041 (0)61 206 62 62
Fax 0041 (0)61 206 62 52

Studyroom

Tue – Sat 10am–12am / 2pm–5pm
The visit of the study area is only possible by prior arrangement.

February 2, 2015–mid-April 2016
The Department of Prints and Drawings and its study room will be closed during the renovation of the main building. Photographs of many works will be available by order (depending on the work’s location).

Tel. +41 61 206 62 72
Fax +41 61 206 63 72
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Bookstore / Shop Kunstmuseum Basel

Through February 1, 2015
Tue–Sun 10am–6pm
Mon closed

February 2, 2015–mid-April 2016
The bookshop in the Kunstmuseum Basel’s main building will be closed as the building undergoes renovations and alterations. A satellite salesroom offering a small selection of literature as well as postcards and information materials will be set up in the library. We will be happy to answer your questions and take orders at our bookshop in the MGK, by phone or email, or via our online shop.

St. Alban-Graben 16
Postbox
CH-4010 Basel
Telefon 0041 (0)61 206 62 82
Fax 0041 (0)61 206 62 84

Bookstore / Shop Museum für Gegenwartskunst

Through February 13, 2015
Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
Mon closed

Starting on February 14, 2015
Tue–Sun 10am–6pm
Mon closed

The bookshop in the Museum für Gegenwartskunst remains open and offers an enlarged selection.

St. Alban-Rheinweg 60, CH-4010 Basel
Fon 061 206 63 50
Fax 061 272 80 62

shop.office‎@‎kunstmuseumbasel.ch
www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch/shop

Library Kunstmuseum Basel

Tue–Fri 10am–6pm
Sat 10am–5pm

The library remains open as the main building closes for renovations. It will host a satellite salesroom of the bookshop offering a small selection of literature as well as postcards and information materials.

St. Alban-Graben 10
CH-4010 Basel
Telefon 0041 (0)61 206 62 70
Fax 0041 (0)61 206 63 78

Bistro

The Kunstmuseum Bistro remains open.
Tue–Sun 9am–7pm

Starting February 2, 2015
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm

St. Alban-Graben 14
Postbox
CH-4010 Basel
Fon 0041 (0)61 271 55 22
Fax 0041 (0)61 271 54 25