Kunstmuseum Basel houses the largest and most significant public art collection in Switzerland.
The main focus for this museum is showcasing paintings and drawings from the Upper Rhine region from between 1400 and 1600, and from the 19th and 21st century. Kunstmuseum is home to the world’s largest collection of works by the Holbein family and major examples of Renaissance art, with pieces by masters such as Konrad Witz, Martin Schongauer, Lucas Cranach the Elder and Matthias Grünewald. The museum’s collection also includes masterpieces from Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Paul Gaugin, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso. With an extension due for completion in 2015, Kunstmuseum looks certain to retain its position as Basel’s most important and prestigious museum of art.