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Kunstmuseum Basel

St Alban-Graben 16, CH-4010 Basel

Tuesday – Sunday 10–18; closed Monday

This major art gallery has around 4.000 paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos as well as 300.000 drawings and prints, Dating from 1671, when the city bought a collection from a local collector, Basilius Amerbach, it is one of the oldest galleries in Europe. It has a fine collection of paintings of the northern Renaissance, as well as 19th and 20th century masters. A museum for contemporary art , Gegenwartskunst, was added in 1980 and in 2016 a third building opened across the street, connected by an underground passage.

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