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Museum for Contemporary Art (Museum fur Gegenwartskunst)

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Address: Alban-Rheinweg 60, Basel 4052, Switzerland
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+41 61 272 81 83
11:00 - 18:00
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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. Great space - spanning one of the mill streams. 10 min walk up hill to tram... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2016
London, England
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London, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 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. This Art Gallery for Contemporary Art is located on the banks of the Rhein and... More 

Thank FoodieArch
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Reviewed 19 April 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

Thank Till L
London, England
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 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.

Thank operacentric
Brisbane, Australia
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229 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 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 off the beaten track which is a about a 10 minute walk from the Kunstmuseum... More 

Thank DifromBrisbane
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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 ones intelligence - grainy black and white videos showing 'artists' working, reciting boring poetry(?), and,... More 

Thank Glenn J
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 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 visit! This summer you do not have to pay admission, due to a gift by... More 

Thank PMK2013
Los Angeles, CA
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369 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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, which is the Kunstmuseum currently undergoing extensive renovations and expansion. So, the Gegenwartskunst was showing... More 

Thank GEDLosAngeles_CA
Uppsala, Sweden
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 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 an appetizer for the beauties one could see at the Konstmuseum once it will reopen.... More 

Thank Nicusor T
Burley in Wharfedale, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 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 on different floors of Frank Stella from the U.S. With painting and drawings from the... More 

Thank PMC-Trecker
Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

While the Kunstmuseum is being renovated the Museum for Contemporary Art has a small but beautiful exhibition of paintings from their collection,Cezanne to Richter. The museum is free and we paid 2 francs for the audio guide--worthwhile in our opinion. I thought this exhibition was absolutely fantastic. It's a manageable size and the paintings are top quality. The space is... More 

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