from April 08 - August 20, 2017
The selection agreed by the Kunstmuseum and the Prado deliberately eschews the attempt to show a cross-section of our respective holdings. Instead, the handpicked guests from the Prado are shown in a sequence of twenty-four focused encounters with a corresponding selection of works from the Kunstmuseum: Titian, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya appear in dialogue with Memling, Baldung, Holbein the Younger, Goltzius and Rembrandt. Prints by Goya and Holbein the Younger, from the holdings of the Department of Prints and Drawings in Basel, conclude the summit meeting between the two museums. The aim of the exhibition is to identify and make visible the points of connection, bridging artistic, geographical and historical divides, between pictures and collections. A journey of discovery, replete with artistic pleasures, awaits the visitor.