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Cartoonmuseum Basel

The Cartoonmuseum Basel is the only museum of its kinds devoted exclusively to satirical art – from the caricature to the comic. The Late Gothic building on its historical site also includes an unexpected new building by Herzog & de Meuron. Varying, attractively designed exhibitions on political and social themes show the considerable scope of the humorous drawing and the great diversity of artistic techniques. Equal attention is paid to both classical works, some from the museum’s own stocks, and contemporary works.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1979

Aussenansicht Museum
Aussenansicht Museum
Anbau Herzog & de Meuron
Anbau Herzog & de Meuron

Current exhibitions

Brecht Evens. Night Animals

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Belgian artist Brecht Evens is one of the great driving forces behind the contemporary comic. With lusciously colourful watercolours rich in contrasts, he portrays his adopted home of Paris and the attitude to life held by those who search and wander through the city at night. Cartoonmuseum Basel presents Switzerland’s first comprehensive solo exhibition on this distinctive artist and author.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Brecht Evens. Night Animals
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28
4052 Basel

Location/directions

Das Cartoonmuseum Basel befindet sich in unmittelbarer Nähe des Grossbasler Rheinufers, genau in der Mitte zwischen Kunstmuseum und Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Zu Fuss: Ab Bahnhof SBB: 10–15 Minuten über die Elisabethenanlage zum Bankverein und ca. 5 Minuten in Richtung Kunstmuseum. ÖV: Ab Bahnhof SBB: Tram Nr. 2 Richtung Eglisee bis Haltestelle Kunstmuseum, dann ca. 100 m zu Fuss. Ab Badischer Bahnhof: Tram Nr. 2 Richtung Binningen bis Haltestelle Kunstmuseum, dann ca. 100 m zu Fuss

Open

Di-So 11-17, ferner nach Vereinbarung für Führungen

Admission

CHF 12.– Erwachsene
CHF 7.– SchülerIn/StudentIn bis 25 und Gruppen ab 10 Personen
Kinder bis und mit 10 Jahren freier Eintritt

Contact

Cartoonmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Vorstadt 28
4052 Basel
061 226 33 60 Telephone
info@cartoonmuseum.ch
http://www.cartoonmuseum.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport