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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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  • Wonderful modern galleries. Paintings by all the greats, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, La Trec etc 
    Wonderful modern galleries. Paintings by all the greats, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Cezanne, La Trec etc  more »
  • A unique museum that is in two buildings that are connected by an underground tunnel. Very near the old town, so easy to walk to. A wonderful collection of impressionist and contemporary art. It is... 
    A unique museum that is in two buildings that are connected by an underground tunnel. Very near the old town, so easy to walk to. A wonderful collection of impressionist and contemporary art. It is...  more »
  • Due to some fire damage in the main gallery it was possible to only visit the collection in the opposite building. But what a collection. All the greats of modern art are here. Miro has a couple of.....  more
    Due to some fire damage in the main gallery it was possible to only visit the collection in the opposite building. But what a collection. All the greats of modern art are here. Miro has a couple of.....  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic art museum in Zurich. Huge collections of Impressionist and modern art which are my personal favorite styles. They have several rotating exhibits which are worth visiting, but do not miss the permanent collections either! Highly recommend this museum, I would come back next time I am in town. Easy to spend 2-3 hours or more there.
  • Massive collection of enormous cultural influence and value. Impressionist and post-impressionist galore. Elegant museum building with lots of air and light. I visited Kunsthaus over the weekend, and was pleasantly surprised that it was not crowded. According to Kunsthaus website, on Wednesdays admission is free. Visit to the Kunsthaus makes for a delightful day to remember and cherish. To everyone at Kunsthaus: thank you!
  • I can't explain what a special experience this is. A big and very impressive collection of art to rival most other cities - but without the crowds. I spent a whole day there, and I'd love to go back for more! What an incredible collection of Alberto Giacometti! My highlight was the glass/light/sound room. ❤️
  • First floor of the new building: A lot about nothing. The money would have been better spent for art than a building. There are some intriguing pieces of art, but mostly it’s just modern “stuff” with little skill. Second floor saves the day. Especially the exhibition of Aristide Maillol. Main sponsor were the people of city and canton of Zurich, unasked waste of tax money…
  • 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.

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