Ingenious women.
Women Artists and their Companions
14.10.2023 — 28.1.2024

Catharina van Hemessen: Selbstbildnis an der Staffelei, 1548 Kunstmuseum Basel, Schenkung der Prof. J.J. Bachofen-Burckhardt-Stiftung 2015
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Ingenious women.
Women Artists and their Companions

14.10.2023 — 28.1.2024

The exhibition traces the careers of outstanding women artists over three centuries. For the first time, the artists’ family circumstances will be explored and made visible by juxtaposing their works with those of their fathers, brothers, husbands, and fellow painters. Women artists were extraordinarily successful in any family constellation: they became court painters, teachers, entrepreneurs, but also publishers and they received the highest awards.

The exhibition presents around 100 works by Sofonisba Anguissola, Judith Leyster, Marietta Robusti (Tintoretto‘s daughter), Artemisia Gentileschi and Angelika Kauffmann, among others, including portraits, still lifes and history paintings from the Renaissance to Baroque and early Classicism.

The exhibition is sponsored by


daily 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
thursday 11:00 am — 9:00 pm

Special opening hours
24.12. closed
25.12 & 26.12. 11:00 am — 7:00 pm
31.12. 11:00 am — 5:00 pm

Ticket info
Adults: 9 Euro
Reduced: 6 Euro
Mondays (except holidays): 6 Euro


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