Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Zurich

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An art lover's dream come true, Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) houses one of the most significant art collections in Switzerland. Designed by architects Karl Moser and Robert Curjel, the museum opened in 1910. Today, the permanent collection boasts major works by Gauguin, van Gogh, Cezanne, and Monet. The museum also houses a comprehensive collection of works by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti, including the trademark stick figures that catapulted this artist to world fame. Be sure to leave plenty of time for the galleries displaying classic photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, and Andre Kertesz. Before you set off on a self-guided tour of the collection, check the website for a downloadable museum map. Make Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) part of your personalized Zurich itinerary using our Zurich online travel planner .
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  • This was advertised as primarily a gallery of Swiss artwork. While certainly there was a lot of it, there was much more for art lovers to appreciate. For example, Monet’s self portrait was there and s...  more »
  • Fantastic museum, rich in works by great artists, from Picasso to Modigliani, to Magritte, to Mirò, to Klee... I think it takes a whole day to enjoy its richness
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  • In a path of easy development is represented the European figurative art by the ancient Masters to the present day. The departments follow each other with Swiss precision from the late Gothic, Dutch and Flemish painting (Brueghel), the Italian Baroque (Domenichino), The Venetian eighteenth Century (Bellotto, Guardi) lacks the Italian Renaissance for the benefit of painting Switzerland that, with the exception of Fussli, Bocklin and Segantini, is very little. The museum has the best of itself in the halls dedicated to Impressionism and postimpressionism with an enviable sequence of Gericault, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gaugain, Bonnard, followed by the Nordic Expressionism (Munch to which is dedicated an entire hall and Kokoscka ) to the modern classic with Klee, Dali, Mondrian, Matisse, Picasso, De Chirico, Kandinsky, Chagall, Leger. Impressive collection of sculptures by Alberto Giacometti. Just to not miss anything even a bit of Pop art (Rauschemberg and Warhol). A gem that for her unexpected presence excited me is the veil of Saint Veronica by Philippe de Champagne. Quite negligible the temporary Fly me to the moon.
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  • 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!)
  • One of my preferred art museum. Classic, modern and contemporary art are exhibited. The temporary exhibition are always well interesting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wonderful collection. Love the impressionist section so much. But they have so much more!!
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