Museums

Museum Tinguely

House of the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely, one of the most innovative and most important Swiss artists of the 20th century.

Museum Tinguely, built by architect Mario Botta, houses the largest collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925 – 1991), one of the most innovative and most important Swiss artists of the 20th century. The permanent exhibition presents an overview of four decades of his creative activity, from the artist’s early beginnings in the 50s with motorised reliefs, through to the largescale sculptures and mechanical sculptures of the 1980s. Regular special exhibitions showcase a broad spectrum of artists and themes based on Tinguely’s ideas, presenting those that inspired him such as Marcel Duchamp und Kurt Schwitters, contemporaries such as Arman, Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein and also current art trends.

Special opening hours during Art Basel 2019,
10 – 16 June (Mon – Sun) daily from 9am – 7pm

Contacts & Details
OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

T: + 41 61 681 93 20
M: infos@tinguely.ch
W: Website

ADDRESS
Paul Sacher-Anlage 2

ESTABLISHED
1996
Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Museum Tinguely commemorates Eva Aeppli
Museum Tinguely, Basel commemorates the artist Eva Aeppli, who passed away on May 4, 2015, with a presentation...
06 Jun 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
Exhibitions
Haroon Mirza/hrm199 Ltd.
Museum Tinguely hosts the most extensive exhibition to date of work by London-based artist Haroon Mirza...
10 Jun 2015 - 06 Aug 2015
Exhibitions
Metamatic Reloaded
The exhibition Metamatic Reloaded presents new art projects in dialogue withTinguely‘s drawing...
23 Oct 2013 - 26 Jan 2014
Exhibitions
Eva Aeppli. Vive la vie – vive la mort
Museum Tinguely, Basel commemorates the artist Eva Aeppli, who passed away on May 4, 2015, with a presentation...
06 Jun 2015 - 01 Nov 2015
Exhibitions
Ben Vautier. Is everything art?
Ben Vautier has been on the scene since the late 1950s as an artist, performer, organizer, linguistic inventor,...
21 Oct 2015 - 22 Jan 2016
Exhibitions
Prière de Toucher/ The Touch of Art
Museum Tinguely is pursuing the project of an exhibition series with which it sheds light on the complex...
12 Feb 2016 - 16 May 2016
Exhibitions
Michael Landy: Out of Order
In summer 2016, Museum Tinguely Basel is showing the first retrospective outside of the UK by British...
08 Jun 2016 - 25 Sep 2016
Exhibitions
Tinguely Jean: Music Machines / Machine Music
Jean Tinguely’s sculptures invariably have an acoustic dimension that the artist deliberately calibrated...
19 Oct 2016 - 22 Jan 2017
Exhibitions
Stephen Cripps: Performing Machines
The oeuvre of British artist Stephen Cripps (1952-1982) was highly innovative and experimental. His works...
27 Jan 2017 - 01 May 2017
Exhibitions
Wim Delvoye
The museum is hosting the first major retrospective of the Belgian artist, presenting a wide range of...
14 Jun 2017 - 01 Jan 2018
Exhibitions
Jérôme Zonder: The Dancing Room
In occasion of the opening of Jean Tinguely’s Mengele-Dance of Death (1986) – a fourteen-part...
07 Jun 2017 - 01 Nov 2017
Exhibitions
Gauri Gill. Traces
Gauri Gill’s practice is complex because it contains several lines of pursuit. These include an almost...
13 Jun 2018 - 01 Nov 2018
Exhibitions
Too early to Panic. Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger
Swiss artists Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger set up a three-part, labyrinthine cabinet of curiosities...
06 Jun 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
Exhibitions
Lois Weinberger: Debris Field
With works illustrating an everyday surrealism with objects, drawings, texts and photographic works,...
17 Apr 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
Exhibitions
Rebecca Horn: Body Fantasies
Rebecca Horn: Body Fantasies is part of the parallel exhibitions devoted to the artist Rebecca Horn presented...
05 Jun 2019 - 22 Sep 2019