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Cartoonmuseum Basel

Cartoonmuseum Basel
The Cartoon Museum Basel is the only museum in Switzerland devoted exclusively to satirical art – ranging from the caricature to the comic. Thanks to its important collection of almost 3,400 original works and its curated, thematic and/or monographic exhibitions of original art, it has gained the position of a competence centre for the art of the satirical drawing.


The Cartoon Museum documents, communicates, promotes and explores the satirical drawing through alternating audience-friendly exhibitions of an international standard, which publicly present its collection in inspiring surroundings and stimulate and promote interest in this art among a wider public. Equal attention is devoted to classical as to contemporary works. Through an up-to-the-minute choice of theme and the inclusion of related areas such as comic, illustration and animation, the museum seeks out topical trends and so works with an eye to the next generation of visitors and artists. For this purpose it also networks with other international museums, institutions and personalities who devote their energies to the same or related themes.
Address

Cartoonmuseum Basel

St. Alban-Vorstadt 28
4052
Basel
Switzerland
+41 61 226 33 60
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00-17:00

Closed on

47.55457, 7.596419

Cover von Dominique Goblet's "Plu si entente"
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Sunday guided tour in French

Within Dominique Goblet’s sophisticated oeuvre, which comprises gouaches and drawings, as well as installations specially created for the exhibition in Basel, one of the major linchpins in terms of ...

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Kinder zeichnen mit Farbstiften
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Fibbing or lying?

Fibbing or lying? Not every drawing tells the truth. Not every truth can be drawn. Dominique Goblet and her pencil take workshop participants, young and old, on a surprising journey between truth and ...

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Zeichnung, mehrere Menschen in Garten
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Wednesday morning talks

In her comics, Dominique Goblet works with crude drawings, reminiscent of art brut, which challenge the reader’s imagination. The subconscious, the suppressed, the imagined and the dreamt all play a ...

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Zeichnung, mehrere Menschen in Garten
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Sunday guided tour

Within Dominique Goblet’s sophisticated oeuvre, which comprises gouaches and drawings, as well as installations specially created for the exhibition in Basel, one of the major linchpins in terms of ...

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Zeichnung, mehrere Menschen in Garten
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Sunday guided tour

Within Dominique Goblet’s sophisticated oeuvre, which comprises gouaches and drawings, as well as installations specially created for the exhibition in Basel, one of the major linchpins in terms of ...

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Zeichnung, mehrere Menschen in Garten
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Sunday guided tour

Within Dominique Goblet’s sophisticated oeuvre, which comprises gouaches and drawings, as well as installations specially created for the exhibition in Basel, one of the major linchpins in terms of ...

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Seite aus Comic von Dominique Goblet "Bei Gefallen auch mehr"; Frauen-Gesicht und Achsel
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Dominique Goblet. Abysses

Anyone immersing themselves in Dominique Goblet’s rich imagery experiences the abysses of life. Cartoonmuseum Basel presents the first major retrospective exhibition on the comics author and visual ...

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Kuh zwischen Mooshügeln
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Curator Guided Tour

Within Dominique Goblet’s sophisticated oeuvre, which comprises gouaches and drawings, as well as installations specially created for the exhibition in Basel, one of the major linchpins in terms of ...

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Cover "The New Yorker", person is running from street noise
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Exhibition Opening «Richard McGuire Then & There, Here & Now»

With the graphic novel ‘Here’, published in 2014, the illustrator, designer and artist Richard McGuire (b. 1957) of the USA created a cult book, which mixes up the evolution of our planet in one small ...

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Cover "The New Yorker", person is running from street noise
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Wednesday morning talks «Richard McGuire»

The Wednesday morning talks are a series of events that focus on contemporary issues or historico-cultural contexts. Invited comics artists and caricaturists or the exhibited artists often participate ...

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Cover New Yorker
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Exhibition «Richard McGuire Then & There, Here & Now»

With the graphic novel ‘Here’, published in 2014, the illustrator, designer and artist Richard McGuire (b. 1957) of the USA created a cult book, which mixes up the evolution of our planet in one small ...

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Man and woman walking in snowy landscape; buildings in the backround
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Opening of the exhibition «Gerhard Glück»

The master is back! Gerhard Glück’s Basel-based fans have had to wait more than 25 years for his cryptic paintings to return to Cartoonmuseum Basel. In 2024, this artist, who was born in 1944 in Bad ...

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Man and woman walking in snowy landscape; buildings in the backround
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Wednesday morning talks «Gerhard Glück»

The Wednesday morning talks are a series of events that focus on contemporary issues or historico-cultural contexts. Invited comics artists and caricaturists or the exhibited artists often participate ...

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Man and woman walking in snowy landscape; buildings in the backround
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Exhibition «Gerhard Glück»

The master is back! Gerhard Glück’s Basel-based fans have had to wait more than 25 years for his cryptic paintings to return to Cartoonmuseum Basel. In 2024, this artist, who was born in 1944 in Bad ...

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Eine violett kostümierte Person steht auf einem gelben U-Bahnhof-Sitz.
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Dominique Goblet

When you immerse yourself in Dominique Goblet's rich visual worlds, you can feel the depths of life. The Cartoonmuseum Basel is presenting the first major retrospective exhibition of comic artist and ...

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