The Rosengart Collection, Lucerne

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Admire the works of 19th- and 20th-century masters at The Rosengart Collection. Originally a private art collection belonging to Siegfried Rosengart and his daughter Angela, it is now housed in the former Swiss National Bank and open to the public. Discover over 300 pieces by more than 20 different artists, including substantial collections of works by Paul Klee and Pablo Picasso. Tour the collection for a chronological exhibit of Picasso's paintings to see how his talent evolved. The museum, which opened to the public in 2002, offers private tours in English. Use our Lucerne tour planner to visit The Rosengart Collection on your trip to Lucerne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  •  This museum was donated by Rosengard, an art dealer, to the city. Lucerne is a local tourist city, but it's not big, but I didn't think there was such a great collection here.  The first floor is all Picasso. It might be abnormal at the Picasso Museum from the amount of Picasso in his later years, including a large picture from the 1950s and 60s. At first, I thought it would be a special exhibition, but Picasso occupies about one-third of the first floor and the second floor in this collection. The others on the second floor are Chagall, Matisse, Impressionist Monet, Manet, Renoir and other famous places. The first basement floor was often a toilet or a locker, but the first basement floor was all clay works. It's good to go sightseeing, but if time permits, I think it's a must-see museum if you're interested in art.
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  • The buillding was very nice but the art left me cold,not a fan of Picasso or modern art but appreciated the renovation of the national bank.  more »
  • A medium-sized museum in the centre of Lucerne, the collection is 90% focused on works by Picasso and Klee. As for Picasso few museums in the world are comparable in wealth and completeness of the collection. The part dedicated to Klee, on the other hand, is less complete, consisting mainly of drawings with a few paintings. Globally recommended. The only flaw (subjective) is the prohibition of taking photos.
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  • The museum has three floors: ground, first, and basement. We were there for the Picasso paintings on the ground floor which we enjoyed very much. They also had a collection of Paul Klee in the basement which were amazing in their variety. The first floor has a collection of impressionist paintings by Renoir, Cezanne, Chagall in addition to photos of Picasso in his studio. Unfortunately the AC was out on the day of our visit which made the whole museum very warm. Another downside was that no photography was allowed. Overall it was a very nice museum with friendly staff and great collections!
  • Fantastic collection of Picasso and Klee art. I learned things I did not know about these two fantastic artists just from the pieces on display here. Unique looks into both men’s artistic lives. Highly recommend everyone visit this museum while in town.
  • Fantastic museum with a great selection of artwork especially by Picasso, the museum staff was also very friendly. Just be aware that they do not accept credit cards for under 20,- Swiss Francs and strictly no bags and no photography!
  • Could have been more/better information posted throughout! Great showcase of some amazing works
  • Fantastic Picasso gallery! Really beautiful pieces.
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