In the summer of 2015, the Kunstmuseum Basel lent ten paintings by Pablo Picasso to the Museo Nacional del Prado. Around 1.4 million visitors saw these treasures in Madrid while the Kunstmuseum Basel was closed for renovations. Although Picasso was once its director, the Prado has no work by the Spanish master, and so the presentation of the loans from Basel fulfilled a long-held desire.
The Prado generously offered to reciprocate by sending a selection from its outstanding Old Masters collection to Basel. We started making plans right away, and now, two years later, twenty-six masterworks from Madrid are coming to Basel: ¡Hola Prado! presents eminent works from the Kunstmuseum’s own collection in dialogue with the Prado’s world-famous paintings. This summit meeting between two centuries-old collections is an extraordinary stroke of good fortune for the Kunstmuseum Basel—and offers visitors a unique opportunity to see a large set of works from the Prado here in Basel.
Image: Bildnis des Philipp Emanuel von Savoyen im Alter von knapp zwei Jahren
- Date & Time
08. April 2017 - 20. August 2017
- Additional information
Kunstmuseum Basel, Neubau