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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

No use-by date. Gift and Loans of the Sammlung Migros Aare

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The Genossenschaft Migros Aare has, in various different phases since the end of the 1960s, pursued the target of accruing a collection of works by exceptional artists in the region of Bern.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
No use-by date. Gift and Loans of the Sammlung Migros Aare

Clair de lune. Pictures of the Moon in the Collection of Prints and Drawings

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The exhibition features pictures of the moon from various epochs.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Clair de lune. Pictures of the Moon in the Collection of Prints and Drawings

ars viva 2019: Niko Abramidis & NE, Cana Bilir-Meier, Keto Logua

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The Kunstmuseum Bern will be mounting the 2019 exhibition for the current ars viva prize winners Niko Abramidis & NE (*1987), Cana Bilir-Meier (*1986), and Keto Logua (*1988).

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
ars viva 2019: Niko Abramidis & NE, Cana Bilir-Meier, Keto Logua

Next exhibition(s)

Johannes Itten. Bauhaus Utopias and Documents of Reality

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The Kunstmuseum Bern is devoting an exhibition to Johannes Itten in 2019, when the Bauhaus is celebrating its anniversary.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Johannes Itten. Bauhaus Utopias and Documents of Reality

Friends and their Works. The Centenary of the Friends of the Kunstmuseum Bern Society

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The Friends of the Kunstmuseum Bern Society (Verein der Freunde des Kunstmuseums Bern) will have been in existence for 100 years in 2019, having been founded in 1919.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Friends and their Works. The Centenary of the Friends of the Kunstmuseum Bern Society

Things Fall Apart. Swiss Art from Böcklin to Vallotton

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Taking the title taken from Ernest Biéler’s painting as its point of departure, this exhibition of the collection very literally addresses the aspect of organic growth in nineteenth-century painting.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/E
Things Fall Apart. Swiss Art from Böcklin to Vallotton
  • 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
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.