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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

Taking stock. Gurlitt in Review

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Taking stock means being accountable. The Kunstmuseum Bern accepted the legacy of Cornelius Gurlitt (1932 – 2014) in November 2014. Since December 2021, around 1600 works of art from the estate of the art dealer Hildebrand Gurlitt (1895 – 1956) have also physically arrived at the museum.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Taking stock. Gurlitt in Review

Next exhibition(s)

Katharina Grosse. Studio Paintings, 1988–2022

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The Kunstmuseum Bern is showing the first major survey exhibition in Switzerland of the paintings of Katharina Grosse. Since the 1990s Grosse, who is seen as the most internationally significant painter of her generation, has developed a body of work in which performance and media come to the fore. Colour is central to Grosse’s artistic practice: she experiments with its physical presence, its sensory, political and emotional potentials and its ability to embody movement.


The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Katharina Grosse. Studio Paintings, 1988–2022

Markus Raetz. OUI NON

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The Kunstmuseum Bern is devoting an extensive posthumous retrospective to the artist Markus Raetz, who died in 2020. The exhibition is the first to concentrate on the Swiss artist’s threedimensional works and mobiles produced in the last years of his life. The selection brings together central works held in different museums and private collections.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Markus Raetz. OUI NON
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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