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Museum Tinguely

The Tinguely Museum, built directly on the Rhine to plans by Ticinese architect Mario Botta, houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925–1991), one of the most innovative and most important Swiss artists of the 20th century. The permanent exhibition presents an overview of four decades of his creative activity, from the artist’s early beginnings in the 50s with motorised reliefs, through to the large-scale sculptures and mechanical sculptures of the 1980s. Regular special exhibitions showcase a broad spectrum of artists and themes of the 20th and 21st century, based on Tinguely’s ideas: Presenting those that inspired him such as Marcel Duchamp und Kurt Schwitters, contemporaries such as Arman, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein and also current trends. www.tinguely.ch

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1996

Museum Tinguely in Basel
Museum Tinguely in Basel
Museum Tinguely  im Solitude Park, Basel
Museum Tinguely im Solitude Park, Basel
Jean Tinguely, Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia, 1987
Jean Tinguely, Grosse Méta-Maxi-Maxi-Utopia, 1987

Current exhibitions

Impasse Ronsin. Murder, Love, and Art in the Heart of Paris

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More than a hundred years, from around 1864 until 1971 the Impasse Ronsin in Paris was home to a warren of studios used by wide variety of artists with very different backgrounds and approaches. This curious cul-de-sac hidden away in Montparnasse served as home and atelier to some 220 artists, from academic sculptor Alfred Boucher to Argentine performance artist Marta Minujín.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Impasse Ronsin. Murder, Love, and Art in the Heart of Paris

New presentation of Museum Tinguely’s collection

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DIY art, limelight, broken glass – in Jean Tinguely’s multi-facetted oeuvre one encounters everything from machine performances to multisensory spectacles to critiques of consumer culture. Works and documents show his early successes, theatre projects and correspondence.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages:
New presentation of Museum Tinguely’s collection

Leu Art Family. Caresser la peau du ciel

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The Leu family is well-known among tattoo fans worldwide. In the late 1960s and 1970s, Felix and Loretta Leu used their tattooing skills to fund extensive travels with their four children Ama, Aia, Filip and Ajja. These years on the road were nourished by artistic curiosity, forming the basis for a distinct family cosmos.


The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Leu Art Family. Caresser la peau du ciel
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2
4002 Basel

Location/directions

Paul Sacher-Anlage 2. SBB (Central Railway Station): Tram no. 2 to "Wettsteinplatz", switch to Bus no. 31 or 38 to "Tinguely Museum". Badischer Bahnhof: Bus no. 36 By car: Highway exit "Basel Wettstein/Ost", parking directly under the bridge or at car park Badischer Bahnhof. Disabled parking at the Museum entrance at Grenzacherstrasse.

Open

Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Monday closed

Admission

Adults: 18 CHF
Students, disabled persons: 12 CHF
Groups (more than 12 persons): 12 CHF
Children under 16 (accompanied by an adult person) free

Contact

Museum Tinguely
Paul Sacher-Anlage 2 Postfach 3255
4002 Basel
061 681 93 20 Telephone
061 681 93 21 Fax
infos@tinguely.ch
http://www.tinguely.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.
  • Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
    Museumslupe: the museum has an entry in the Museumslupe, the digital children's guide for art and culture.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Very children and family-friendly
    Very children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport