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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  • We spent a couple of hours at the Kunsthaus, our first visit there for a few years. The brand new "Chipperfield" wing is incredibly lovely with lots of natural light. The collections are... 
    We spent a couple of hours at the Kunsthaus, our first visit there for a few years. The brand new "Chipperfield" wing is incredibly lovely with lots of natural light. The collections are...  more »
  • Excellent permanent collection coupled with interesting short term exhibits. The new extension really showcases the art. The Bührle collection is exceptional however it is not without controversy. 
    Excellent permanent collection coupled with interesting short term exhibits. The new extension really showcases the art. The Bührle collection is exceptional however it is not without controversy.  more »
  • Was thrilled to visit on a Wednesday and get free access to everything at the museum. They have some really lovely pieces, and the museum is just the right size that you can spend a couple of hours.....  more
    Was thrilled to visit on a Wednesday and get free access to everything at the museum. They have some really lovely pieces, and the museum is just the right size that you can spend a couple of hours.....  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to visit in Zurich. Amazing construction are my first words. Staff and employees at the highest level. A real home of art. I have visited too many places like this, but here I was very positively surprised. I would rate the current program with the highest marks. The part dedicated to Yoko Ono to be experienced is not told. The price is adjusted to the standard of the state and the city. If you are a student you get a discount on a ticket. According to the information I received there, Wednesday is a day when admission is free. The room with the lights is fantastic, would it be good to write a real fantasy. My rating is 10/10. A real experience.
  • Very impressive new addendum from architectural standpoint. Large exhibition of fantastic pictures from middle ages till today. Beautifully presented. See new and old buildings.
  • Impressive collection from famous artists and from different artistics periods. I found it trick to walk without getting lost due to my inability to read the map. There is also an underground tunnel to access the other part of the museum, which I found quite interesting. Highly recommended for those who are visiting Zurich.
  • Amazing and large collection of art from the old masters and modern artists. The expansion into the building across the street is impressive along with the museum's constant effort to bring in interesting temporary exhibits like the Yoko Ono exhibit!
  • The new museum is excellent, it's architecture a blend of new and old. The exhibitions are well worthwhile and the view and location are fantastic Worth a visit if you're in Zurich

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