Jean Tinguely Museum, Basel

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Jean Tinguely Museum houses a permanent exhibit of the works of the museum's namesake, Swiss painter and sculptor Jean Tinguely. The museum is also home to temporary exhibits, which generally display works from Tinguely's friends and peers. Modern artists like Bernhard Luginbuhl, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Yves Klein have also displayed works here. In addition to Tinguely's kinetic sculptures, the museum displays illustrations, photographs, and documents pertaining to the artist's personal life and work. The moving mechanical installations attract both kids and adults alike. Put Jean Tinguely Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Basel trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Tinguely was the head of cinetic and movement. Unfortunately this museum mostly present mostly static version of its machines to preserve them. While it could be understood, a proper tribute of its...  more »
  • Beautiful inspirational art space that is worth the short trip out of town. Relaxing and houses some great artists.  more »
  • Really cool museum, although I rarely go to museums. Especially if you have children its really cool. You have cool stff where the kids can even walk into, draw something. I would says for kids aged 3-6/7 this is really cool. For adults the art is stunning,..
  • Very interesting artwork. Tingely was a genius! Museum has a lot to offer, and as a tourist staying in Basel you can get 50% discount. The artwork is powered/dynamic and can be activated every 15-30 minutes. We were not aware of this initially. Also, it doesn't say how much longer you have to wait before you can activate the artwork again, so you spend time waiting or walking around the museum multiple times. Also, it isn't always clear what artwork is supposed to move and which isn't. Besides this, great place to visit in Basel!

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