25 Years of Moving Art

25 Years of Moving Art

Since 1996, the museum has been inviting visitors to discover art and culture, to experience it with all their senses, to be surprised and delighted by many experimental projects and collaborations, and to enjoy its unique location on the Rhine. Over 110 exhibitions have taken place since its opening. Many on Jean Tinguely and his artistic environment, but just as importantly on socially relevant themes and contemporary art, always embedded in the permanent retrospective of the work of Jean Tinguely, who with his kinetic artworks is one of the important pioneers of art after 1950. 

In 2021, Museum Tinguely celebrated its 25th anniversary with an extraordinary project.

Museum Tinguely AHOY!

In the Summer of 2021, Museum Tinguely celebrated its 25th anniversary by weighing anchor and embarking on a very special journey. «Museum Tinguely AHOY!» was devoted to taking the art of Jean Tinguely (1925–1991), one of the greatest and most innovative Swiss artists of the twentieth century, to the people in a specially converted barge. The travel stops of MS Evolutie were places of relevance to Tinguely's artistic career, from Paris to Antwerp and Amsterdam, and from there upriver through the urban centres of the Rhine-Ruhr region and back to Basel.

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Anniversary Party

The weekend of 25–26 September 2021 marked the culmination of our silver jubilee activities. The Solitude Park, the museum itself and the exhibition barge which retured from its great voyage and dropped anchor right next to our institution, formed the unique backdrop to our celebration. Numerous hands-on activities, workshops, shows and varied culinary offering were embedded in a dynamic labyrinth that everyone was invited to explore. Saturday evening was devoted to several concerts and DJ sets. The programme has been conceived as a kind of ‹Best of› the museum’s many different activities of the past twenty-five years.