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Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum)
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World-class museum - a must see

This really is a top-notch art museum, covering everything from Flemish masters, to Impressionists... read more

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Great Art -but you have to suffer for your art - a bit anyway

Great art....so well worth a visit. My thoughts after a number of visits. Why, oh why, do you have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed yesterday

This really is a top-notch art museum, covering everything from Flemish masters, to Impressionists, to pop art and photography. There is a lovely collection of pieces of Swiss mountains that's worth seeing. Take your time to study the Holbein portraits. Go visit the new building (connected by a tunnel to the old building) both for the modern art and for the building itself.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great art....so well worth a visit. My thoughts after a number of visits. Why, oh why, do you have to q outside in the cold in order to get your tickets? I just don't get this. Surely there is room inside for a ticket desk of some sort. The new building/neubau is brutal to look at from the outside. This was part of the "vision" I suppose. In general I find it a bit visitor unfriendly . It is not well signposted. To get to the neubau you have to go down steps and under the street and then back up. I understand that. But it is not very clear especially for the first-timer. The lifts are small and inadequate, while the staircases are huge - but bleak.. It is all a bit grey and brutal inside.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came for Art Basel and enjoyed several other venues while in town. They had a great Sam Gilliam exhibit along with their permanent collection.

Highly recommend a visit here.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge museum. We mainly went to see the Holbeins, but also saw Picasso, Monet. There are several buildings. Use your Basel card provided by hotel and save 50% on entrance

Thank emkandis
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This extensive museum requires at least three hours to do it justice because in the Masters Section are many famous works by artists, such as Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh. One painting that was hundreds of years old, entitled The Plague, had a themed skeleton figure, whose black eyes turned white, depending on the viewing angle.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is no ordinary fine arts museum. Its collection is probably the richest of any European museum. Pablo Picasso donated once a picture after he learned that the Basel residents collected money to buy one his paintings. Worth a visit. The exhibition walls are not overloaded, organized to walk through time. Adjacent to the museum is a new building (connected through an underground tunnel) with modern art. There the building is probably more interesting than the art, but you need to see for yourself. When you stay at a Basel hotel, you get a ticket at a discount.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

A huge number of paintings of famous painters, including some Swiss. A must visit museum if you like art

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The forecast was rain all day so I went. Two hours in, it got sunny but I was okay with my decision and was thoroughly engrossed. Great art, classic, modern and contemporary, beautiful curated. Because I had the 15 day SwissPass it was also FREE, always a plus. The free WiFi was unwieldy and didn’t work in some parts of the museum and there was no free app or audio but hey, I’m a New Yorker and a member of Whitney and MOMA so ...

Thank screwtheright
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Was unaware of the depth and breadth of the early modern art collection until I stumbled upon it. Go to the top floor and work your way down and you won’t be disappointed. Well worth the admission.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you do not have much time and your not in to modern art skip the Neubau exhibit. Start at the top floor of the main hall. They have the masters to Picasso. You will need a couple hours to enjoy the exhibits other than the mordern art section

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