Kunsthaus Zürich

Zürich, Switzerland

The Kunsthaus Zürich is an art museum in Zürich. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland. The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.

The museum's collection includes major works by artists including Claude Monet (several works including an enormous water lily painting), Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and the Swiss Alberto Giacometti. Other Swiss artists such as Johann Heinrich Füssli, Ferdinand Hodler or from recent times, Pipilotti Rist and Peter Fischli are also represented. Furthermore, works from Vincent van Gogh, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse and René Magritte are to be found.

The museum was drawn-up by architects Karl Moser and Robert Curjel, and opened in 1910. Particularly notable are the several preserved Moser interiors in the original section of the museum, decorated in masterful Neo-Grec version of Secession style. The bas-reliefs on the facade are by Moser's longtime collaborator Oskar Kiefer. The original museum building was extended in 1925, 1958 and 1976.

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Founded: 1910
Category: Religious sites in Switzerland

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Fang Hui Teh (16 months ago)
I loved this museum. Very big and full of works to be appreciated. Be sure to factor in for some extra time if you are there to savour all the artworks individually. (Not sure if that's possible in a single day though!)
Alain Groux (16 months ago)
One of my preferred art museum. Classic, modern and contemporary art are exhibited. The temporary exhibition are always well interesting.
Hal Bass (16 months ago)
Wonderful collection. Love the impressionist section so much. But they have so much more!!
Irina Ruano (16 months ago)
The permanent exhibition is great! You won't find the best work of famous artists, but you still find precious treasures from Picasso, Edvard Munch, Monet, Dalí and many more.
Terry SG (17 months ago)
Sooooo many picture and sculpture here. I spent about 2 hours for overall. If you check deeply, you need more time. I visited on Wednesday and free entrance fee. Very nice staffs, free to take photos (without flash). It was a wonderful experience. You can take bus no.31 just behind of Central.
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