Join our architectural specialists on a one-hour tour of the Kunstmuseum Basel new building, designed by Basle architects Christ & Gantenbein Architekten. Discover all about the outside and interior as well as how the build reflects the urban fabric, and learn about its history and the how the rooms interact with the art. Together we will discuss aesthetic features of the new build and its relation to the main building.
Meeting point: New building
Date: every Saturday from 3.00-4.00 p.m.
The Kupferstichkabinett of the Kunstmuseum Basel possesses the most comprehensive and significant collection of drawings by Paul Cézanne, with a total of 154 sheets. These provide the foundation for an extensive exhibition of more than 200 works that thematize the importance of drawing in the entirety of Cézanne's oeuvre, from the sketches and studies, to the water colours and the paintings.
As early as 1934 and 1935, the Kunstmuseum Basel had already acquired two large lots of drawings from the estate of Paul Cézanne through the Swiss art dealer Wener Feuz. The purchase was made with the help of private donations, most notably from the collectors Martha and Robert von Hirsch. With this acquisition, the Kunstmuseum Basel became the first institution to recognize the significance of Cézanne's graphic oeuvre – which was largely unknown at the time – thus preventing the further dispersal of the sketchbook sheets.
Meeting point: Neubau
September 3: 12.00–13.00
First explore the Museum yourself and then head for the studio – or the other way round? Whatever you want! Every first Sunday of the month, our studio is open to anyone who before or after touring the Museum wishes to be creative, explore things, or experiment. The studio is run by two art educationalists who are at hand with support and advice and the one or other surprise.
Meeting point: Studio in the Main Building
Date: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month