Become a member of one of the most dynamic contemporary art institutions in Switzerland, founded by artists and art lovers in 1872 as an ideal place to present the art of the now. We are an internationally renowned site for thought-provoking exhibitions featuring emerging artists. Please join, and help us
shape the future of art.


Your support enables us to continue our exciting experimental program, nourishes artists, and enables the production of new commissioned artworks. It also
strengthens our active education program, ensuring that future generations will continue to appreciate the role of art in society and culture.


By pledging your support, you immediately involve yourself in the latest developments in art and culture. Enjoy access to numerous benefits, including meeting
artists and curators in person, attending exclusive events, and even becoming directly involved in the process of artistic production.

Membership benefits

— Free admission to exhibitions and events at Kunsthalle Basel and the S AM Swiss Architecture Museum
— Free guided tours on Sundays
— Regular invitations to member activities, including art trips
— Participation and voting rights at the annual members’ assembly
— 20% discount on Kunsthalle Basel publications
— 10% discount on Kunsthalle Basel editions
— 20% off on à la carte meals and drinks in the “Schluuch” or garden of Restaurant Kunsthalle*
— Discount on an annual subscription to the art magazine Kunstbulletin
— Option to borrow works for a small fee from the Basler Kunstverein collection
— Free admission to
Aargauer Kunsthaus, Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthalle Zürich, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Kunsthaus Baselland, Kunsthaus Glarus, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Kunsthaus Zug, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunstmuseum Thurgau / Ittinger Museum, Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain Genève, Museo e Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Museum zu Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Shedhalle

*Please note: you must be able to show your member card to the Restaurant staff when ordering to get your discount, so be sure to have it with you. And it doesn’t include orders from the Campari Bar or apply to daily menus, special events, brunch, or your companions, unless they also happen to be members.

Friends membership: A relationship of a special kind

All the benefits of membership for you and your partner plus
— Private guided tours and exclusive previews of exhibitions
— Invitations to special Friend events
— Mention by name in the annual report
— Complimentary copy of Kunsthalle Basel

Company and foundation memberships: A crucial contribution to the future

All the benefits of membership plus
— Special guided group tours through exhibitions
— Exclusive guided tours and events can be arranged for clients or staff
— Mention by name in the annual report
— Complimentary copy of Kunsthalle Basel publications

Give a membership as a gift

Buy memberships at any level as special gifts for friends and acquaintances, customers and colleagues.
The recipients will be thanking you all year long.

Join at a higher level and ensure that Basler Kunstverein stays strong into the future

Please inquire if you are interested in supporting us at a higher level than those listed above. Your contribution will open additional possibilities for artists, and for your involvement in our dynamic institution. We are happy to discuss special, customized opportunities for you to invest in the future of art.
Get engaged, and support the Basler Kunstverein.

Tax Effective Giving: USA

In order for your contribution to be tax-deductible in the US, may we suggest your donation is made to Kunsthalle Basel / Basler Kunstverein through the Charities Aid Foundation America (CAF America), which is registered in the US as a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization that helps collect donations for foreign nonprofit institutions, like Kunsthalle Basel. CAF America takes a small administrative fee from the donation before forwarding it to Kunsthalle Basel where, in turn, your contribution will help support the project of your choice. You can find more information here.


The membership is valid until December 31st of the current calendar year. Without prior notice, by phone (+41 61 206 99 02) or email (), memberships are automatically renewed for the following calendar year.

    (one membership card for every CHF 500.— contributed)
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