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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

El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale

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In collaboration with Haus der Kunst in Munich, the Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting a large-scale exhibition of the work of Ghanaian artist El Anatsui. He is arguably Africa’s most renowned contemporary artist and famous for his large sculptures of recycled screw-tops that decorate whole walls like magnificent tapestries.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
El Anatsui. Triumphant Scale

Growing – Blossoming – Wilting: Ernst Kreidolf and Plants

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The exhibition presents Kreidolf’s studies, which bear the stamp of his scientific curiosity, as well as the intriguing original illustrations for his books, which are fascinating for young and old alike.
The exhibition will be realised in cooperation with the Ernst Kreidolf Association and Foundation as well as Städtische Wessenberg-Galerie in Constance.


The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Growing – Blossoming – Wilting: Ernst Kreidolf and Plants

Crazy, Cruel and Full of Love - Werke aus der Sammlung Gegenwartskunst

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Was erzählen uns zeitgenössische Kunstwerke zum Wechselbad der Gefühle, welches wir im Lockdown erlebt haben?

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Crazy, Cruel and Full of Love - Werke aus der Sammlung Gegenwartskunst

Next exhibition(s)

Der Weg zum Glück. Die Berner Kebes-Tafel und die Bilderwelten des Barock

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The setting for Joseph Plepp’s painting as well as a selection of further artworks is organised by students at the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern in the context of a seminar devoted to the study, contextualisation and presentation of the Tablet of Cebes – and the ways in which to impart knowledge and information about it.

In collaboration with the University of Bern, Institute for Art History.


The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Der Weg zum Glück. Die Berner Kebes-Tafel und die Bilderwelten des Barock

Tools for Utopia. Selected Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection

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The Daros Latin-American Collection is one of the leading collections worldwide of twentieth-century Latin-American art. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee has as its point of departure the tradition of abstract and concrete art in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil since 1945.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Tools for Utopia. Selected Works from the Daros Latinamerica Collection

Ich, das Bild, ich höre Dir zu - I, the Image, am listening to You

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Works from the Contemporary Art Collection in Dialogue with the Private Collection of Marlies Kornfeld

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D
Ich, das Bild, ich höre Dir zu - I, the Image, am listening to You
  • 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