Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern

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Zentrum Paul Klee, dedicated to the renowned artist Paul Klee, contains a huge portion of his work. The majority of the collection was donated by Livia Klee-Meyer, Klee's daughter-in-law, with a small percentage donated from private collections. Visit the museum to see nearly 40 percent of Klee's pieces--almost 900 different works. The museum opened in 2005 in an architecturally significant building consisting of three waves on a green lawn. Zentrum Paul Klee is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Bern Edition.
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  • Went to this museum on a free Saturday (August 2017 very Saturday is free entry). The building itself is very interesting to look at. Inside are Klee's works from different time periods, so some are m...  more »
  • The Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, designed by the star architect Renzo Piano, is perfectly integrated in the surrounding landscape. The temporary exhibition "Paul Klee, poet and thinker, should be about how to?" opens new perspectives on the painter, who was also a philosopher and poet in addition to many others. There is also the original books from Klee's private library. The visit of the Centre Paul Klee is a high point for art lovers and very recommended Elen value!
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  • I had hoped to visit with my mother, 84, who walks with a stick. We drove around the surrounding countryside looking for a way in but didn't find any. There's a drive way with a bollard for deliveries...  more »
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  • A beautiful building seamlessly merging into its context. What I appreciated most is the attention and dedication for kids activities and involving them into the world of Paul Klee.
  • Great exhibition in 10 American painters, especially G. Dawis and M. Rothko impressed me.
  • Stunning architecture and vast exhibition rooms. Simply beautiful to visit.
  • Excellent layout and exceptional description of the life and techniques used by the artist. A truly fine venue to showcase such an artist.
  • It has a beautiful building and an extensive collection of Klee. They only display a small portion of the collection at one time. They do not have an exhibit of his best works. Although Klee is not my favorite artist, I've like quite a few of his works. Right now they have an exhibition that didn't have a single work that I liked in the least. Other than the Wi-Fi and bathrooms, it was a waste of $40.

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