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Best Contemporary Art in Basel

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Stampa

Stampa gallery was established in the year 1969 by art lovers Gilli and Diego Stamp. The gallery focuses on Swiss contemporary art and has featured some of the brilliant artworks of Gerda Steiner, Marcel Odenbach and Zilla Leutenegger to name a few. It has its own book shop, where you can engross yourself in books on design, fashion, photography and architecture.

Basel, Switzerland
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Galerie Carzaniga

Galerie Carzaniga specializes in contemporary art from Switzerland, France and Italy. Get awestruck looking at the works of Samuel Buri, Susi Kramer, Lorenz Spring, Bruno Suter and many such stalwarts, who have achieved a well-known name in the field of art. The gallery takes part in various art fairs such as Kunst Zurich and Art Basel. Some of their services include art-consulting, insurance and art-appraisals. Their main aim is to educate the common man and spread art awareness across Europe.

Basel, Switzerland
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Kunsthalle Basel

Far from only being important on an international level, the Kunsthalle Basel is actually one of the world's leading exhibitors for contemporary art. The gallery is run by the Basler Art Society, which has been holding exhibitions since 1872. Moreover, the exhibitions change on a regular basis and are accompanied by performances and lectures. The program of events is also supplemented by video and audio-visual aids, on the ground floor of the Kunsthalle. The gallery also works with other institutions, such as the Cargo Bar and the Kaskadenkondensator.

Basel, Switzerland
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Kunstmuseum Basel

The foundations for the Kunstmuseum were laid when the city of Basel purchased the Amerbachsche Kabinett. This private collection, which boasted works by Holbein among others, was the world's first publicly owned one. Works by Witz, Schongauer, Cranach, Grünewald and others showcase renaissance's rich artistic traditions. 19th-century art is also featured here with Arnold Böcklin's work at the forefront. He did after all come from Basel. Marble steps take visitors to the museum's upper floors. 20th-century art by greats such as Leger, Braque and Picasso can be found here as well as abstract expressionist and pop artworks. The building itself is almost cubic. Located near the Wettsteingbridge, it also houses a library and copper-plate engraving cabinet.

Basel, Switzerland
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Schaulager

Home to the collections of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation, the Schaulager is a contemporary arts space specially for exhibitions. The former warehouse was recently transformed into a museum. The entrance is given an "atrium" look, while the walls and windows digital landscaping on them. The Schaulager is well spread over three floors with 3 massive exhibition rooms, a meeting room as well as auditorium which has played host to numerous concerts, acts and social events. The Schaulager is open all year round.

Münchenstein, Switzerland
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Fondation Beyeler

Ernst Beyeler is without doubt one of the world's most renowned gallery owners and collectors. Rarely do you find the work of so many masters under one roof. Beyeler, with the help of his wife Hildy, has accumulated over 180 modern classics. Important works by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol and Bacon highlight the collection. The museum shop offers a wide range of high quality books, art cards and special design objects.

Riehen, Switzerland
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