Opening, Die neue amerikanische Malerei, Kunsthalle Basel, 1958. Photo: Atelier Moeschlin + Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Alberto Giacometti, Kunsthalle Basel, 1966. Photo: Atelier Eidenbenz/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Das offene Museum – die Stadt, Kunsthalle Basel, 1970. Photo: Hannes-Dirk Flury/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Jean Tinguely, Kunsthalle Basel, 1972. Photo: Christian Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

Robert Ryman during installation, Kunsthalle Basel, 1975. Photo: Christian Baur/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Miriam Cahn Schweigende Schwester (1980/81) in Künstler aus Basel, Kunsthalle Basel, 1981. Photo: Miriam Cahn/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Jonathan Borofsky, Kunsthalle Basel, 1981. Photo: Moeschlin + Disch/Kunsthalle Basel

Richard Serra during installation, Kunsthalle Basel, 1988. Photo: Vera Isler/Kunsthalle Basel

Opening, Eduardo Chillida, Kunsthalle Basel, 1991. Photo: Kurt Wyss/Kunsthalle Basel

Cindy Sherman at her opening, Kunsthalle Basel, 1991. Photo: Kurt Wyss/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Mona Hatoum, Kunsthalle Basel, 1998. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

Photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel, 2016. Photo: Philipp Hänger/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Hans Sandreuter, Kunsthalle Basel, 1902. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Albert Müller / Emanuel Schöttli, Kunsthalle Basel, 1927. Photo: Wilhelm Dierks/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Konkrete Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel, 1944. Photo: Unknown/Kunsthalle Basel

Installation view, Schätze altaegyptischer Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel, 1953. Photo: Hans Bertolf/Kunsthalle Basel

The photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel documents our more than 100 years of exhibition history by way of roughly 25,000 photographs. The analog contents of the archive are freely accessible, allowing the study of hundreds of past exhibitions as well as the works they contained and the audiences who visited. The digital archive of Kunsthalle Basel is part of the research database SALSAH of the Digital Humanities Lab of the University of Basel.
To the digital photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel

Archives on the move is an interactive platform dedicated to the presentation of digital inventories of art institutions. A timeline invites you to discover the former directors of Kunsthalle Basel.
To the timeline of Archives on the move

During World War II the city’s street carnival was banned by authorities. Kunsthalle Basel organized the exhibition D’Basler Fasnacht, therefore the tradition could live on.
To the exhibition D’Basler Fasnacht

Art in public space shapes Basel’s cityscape. Many of the artists whose artworks we pass by every day have had exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Basel.
Do you recognize them?

The exhibition Veränderungen aller Art was initiated in 1968 by five artists from Basel. Their approach was to experiment within the exhibition whilst welcoming the recipients to participate.
Für Veränderungen aller Art

Tons of people visited Kunsthalle Basel in 1972 to celebrate Jean Tinguely, the famous creator of kinetic art, and his exhibition.
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To celebrate the past exhibition devoted to Claude Monet at the Fondation Beyeler, we dug into our photo archive and found this previously unpublished image, showing the water lilies radiant in the skylight galleries of Kunsthalle Basel in 1949.
Image of Monet’s water lilies

Exposed Exhibitions – Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (22.9. – 12.11.2017) with Cécile Hummel, Esther Hunziker, Doris Lasch, and Astrid Seme, Raoul Müller, and Werner von Mutzenbecher.
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The video Im Fotoarchiv der Kunsthalle Basel (in German) offers insights into Kunsthalle Basel’s photo archive and explains the process of the digitalization.