The Museum Tinguely, which was founded in 1996 and is dedicated to the work of the Swiss metal sculptor Jean Tinguely, is a cultural commitment by Roche.
In addition to its permanent exhibition of the machine sculptures and graphic works of Jean Tinguely, who died in 1991, the museum also hosts special exhibitions that give an insight into the art and artists who influenced and were associated with Tinguely, kinetic art and 20th and 21st-century art. Current and past exhibitions have been dedicated to such friends and partners of Tinguely as Niki de Saint Phalle, Yves Klein or Eva Aeppli; to role models such as Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters or Max Ernst; and to more recent trends such as contemporary kinetic art. Exhibitions always focus on new areas of art. Further information on the Museum Tinguely can be found on its website
The bird's eye jazz club in Basel has made an excellent name for itself in jazz music circles around the world. Among the smaller clubs, it is one of the most sought-after and renowned venues in Europe. The quality of the groups that perform at the bird's eye is correspondingly high. International formations and the best national and regional as well as newcomer formations provide a lot of variety for the audience and for the international exchange among the musicians. The pleasant ambience of the cozy club venue in the city center and the closeness between audience and musicians are appreciated by both sides. In addition to the main offer, which stylistically lies in the area of modern classical contemporary jazz, musically innovative projects and the networking with other organizers promote these encounters also beyond stylistic boundaries, be it with classical music, hip hop or Latin. It is hard to imagine the Basel region without The bird's eye. More information about the bird's eye can be found on the homepage
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