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Kunstmuseum Bern

Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Museum of Fine Arts Bern an institution with an international reputation. At the present time, the constantly growing and evolving collection consists of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films.

The roots of the museum’s history reach back to the revolutionary ideas proliferatin towards the end of the 18th century which, in 1809, led to the founding of the State Art Collection in Bern and, in 1879, to the opening of the first museum building.

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection and houses works covering eight centuries.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1879

Aussenansicht Kunstmuseum Bern
Aussenansicht Kunstmuseum Bern
Im Zentrum der Intermezzo Ausstellung 2009
Im Zentrum der Intermezzo Ausstellung 2009
Henri Matisse, La blouse bleue, 1936
Kunstmuseum Bern
Henri Matisse, La blouse bleue, 1936 Kunstmuseum Bern

Current exhibitions

Works from the collection

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From the late medieval period to Vincent van Gogh, from Pablo Picasso to Meret Oppenheim

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Works from the collection

Border Crossings: North and South Korean Art from the Sigg Collection

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Selected works from the Sigg Collection set visitors on a journey through North and South Korean art from the 1970s until today.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Border Crossings: North and South Korean Art from the Sigg Collection

Next exhibition(s)

August Gaul: Modern animals

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The exhibition juxtaposes Gaul’s sculptures with testimonies from the science, politics and popular culture of his time, as well as artworks by his contemporaries.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
August Gaul: Modern animals

Monkeys in Human Guise

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The Singeries of the Monkey Guild

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Monkeys in Human Guise

The Bern Tablet of Cebes and Baroque Imagery

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Central to the exhibition is Bern's Tablet of Cebes by Joseph Plepp (1633).

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
The Bern Tablet of Cebes and Baroque Imagery

Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition

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Meret Oppenheim is the most important Swiss woman artist of the 20th century. She came to fame as the creator of the famous fur cup and saucer and the fountain in Bern.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Meret Oppenheim: My Exhibition
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Hodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7

Location/directions

Hodlerstrasse 12 Das Kunstmuseum Bern ist zu Fuss in nur 5 min vom Hauptbahnhof erreichbar.

Open

Tuesday: 10h - 21h
Wednesday to Sunday: 10h - 17h

Admission

Prices for the collection
Adult: CHF 10.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 7.00
Students: CHF 5.00

Prices for temporary exhibitions
Adult: CHF 22.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 18.00
Students: CHF 10.00

Prices for all exhibitions
Adult: CHF 26.00
Reduced price.*: CHF 22.00
Students: CHF 14.00


Children (up to 16): free entry*

Contact

Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7
031 328 09 44 Telephone (Zentrale)
031 328 09 66 Telephone (Autom.. Programmauskunft)
031 328 09 55 Fax
info@kunstmuseumbern.ch
http://www.kunstmuseumbern.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Children and family-friendly
    Children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport