Opening Hours

Kunstmuseum Basel


Opening Hours
Tu - Sun 10.00 - 18.00
Mo closed

Museum für Gegenwartskunst


Opening Hours
Tu - Sun 11.00 - 18.00
Mo closed


Beginning February 2015, the Kunstmuseum Basel will close its main building for renovation work and to connect to the extension building before re-opening in April 2016. Select masterpieces from the Kunstmuseum Basel will nevertheless remain on view throughout the closure. The museum’s modern masterpieces will remain on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the exhibition Cézanne to Richter, which opens on February 14, 2015. The Museum of Contemporary Art will remain open throughout and present five further exciting exhibitions in addition to Cézanne to Richter. The Museum der Kulturen will host select old masterpieces from Basel’s public art collection in the exhibition Holbein. Cranach. Grünewald. The Kunstmuseum Basel will be welcomed as guest for about ten months.

Core pieces of the Kunstmuseum Basel will also be displayed at the two most important Spanish art museums: The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía will present a survey of the modern and contemporary art in the Basel collection, as well as an exhibition of work from the Rudolf Staechelin Collection and the Im Obersteg Collection, two eminent private collections in Basel that have long been closely affiliated with the Kunstmuseum Basel. The famous Basel Picassos will be shown in the heart of the Museo Nacional del Prado.

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Public holidays

opening hours

2014 open
18.04. Good Friday
20.04. Easter Sunday
21.04. Easter Monday
01.05. Labour Day
29.05. Ascension Day
08.06. Whit Sunday
09.06. Whit Monday
01.08. Swiss National Day
25.12. Christmas
26.12. Stephan's Day
01.01. New Year's Day 2014


2014 closed
10.03. Carneval
11.03. Carneval
12.03. Carneval
24.12. Christmas