Basel - Exhibition

¡Hola Prado! Two Collections in Dialogue

Kunstmuseum Basel

08 Apr 201720 Aug 2017

In summer 2015 the Kunstmuseum Basel lent ten Picasso paintings to the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where they were seen by around 1.4 million visitors. This year, the Prado is repaying the favour by sending twenty-six master works dating from between the late fifteenth century and the close of the eighteenth century on a journey to Basel.

The show presents a dialogue between the Kunstmuseum’s own collection and the lent works – a summit between two centuries: master pieces by Titian, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, and Goya are contrasted with works by Memling, Baldung, Holbein the Younger, Goltzius, and Rembrandt. In total, fifty-four works are presented in this old-master’s show, and thereby shedding light on similar features as well as differences in techniques, subjects and moral beliefs throughout centuries and great artists.

  • ¡Hola Prado! Two Collections in Dialogue, Installation view. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Basel¡Hola Prado! Two Collections in Dialogue, Installation view. Courtesy of Kunstmuseum Basel

Curators

Bodo Brinkmann

Special Events

Destination: Basel
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel
Type: Opening
Admission: Free

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Destination: Basel
Where: Kunstmuseum Basel
Type: Press Preview
Admission: RSVP

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
Ticket; Free every Tue, Wed, Fri, and Sat from 5pm to 6pm and on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 6pm.

ESTABLISHED:
1661

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Dr. Josef Helfenstein


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