Partnership with Art Museums of Switzerland
Enjoy art at the highest level
Art, design and photography to amaze you: a visit to one of the twelve Art Museums of Switzerland (AMoS) guarantees you unique art experiences. Located throughout Switzerland, these twelve museums offer world-class artistic quality. Top-level collections and outstanding special exhibitions featuring art of the 20th and 21st centuries can be seen. The long-standing tradition of art and culture at Confiserie Sprüngli is reflected in this partnership with Art Museum of Switzerland.
Fondation Beyeler, Basel
From Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh to Picasso, Matisse, Klee and Giacometti to Warhol and Bacon, plus ethnographic art from Africa, Alaska and Oceania: the renowned Beyeler Collection unites over 300 artistic masterpieces of the 20th and 21st centuries, with an emphasis on Classical Modernism. Set in an idyllic park, the museum was opened in 1997 and is the work of Italian star-architect Renzo Piano. Fondation Beyeler is Switzerland’s most-visited art museum.
Museum of Design, Zurich
With a collection comprising over 500,000 exhibits, the Museum of Design is the leading institution for design and visual communication in Switzerland. From March 2018, the wide range of temporary exhibitions will be on display at two locations. In addition, the icons from the collections await visitors in the renovated original building, which itself is a superb example of New Objectivity. In the Toni Areal, guided tours of the museum’s depot lets visitors look behind the scenes.
Centre for Photography, Winterthur
Combined competence: thanks to the co-operation between the Fotomuseum Winterthur and the Fotostiftung Schweiz, a unique European centre for photography came into being. In numerous exhibitions, the two establishments present the full diversity of contemporary and historical photography. In partnership with Museum Folkwang and Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI), the Fotozentrum will be showing a comprehensive retrospective on Balthasar Burkhard from the beginning of 2018.
MAMCO, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain de Genève
The MAMCO is the biggest museum in Switzerland that is devoted entirely to contemporary art. The open areas of the former factory building allow the rooms to be adapted to the temporary exhibitions they host three times a year. After over 500 exhibitions, very few walls have remained the same. And MAMCO promises to go on surprising its visitors both in the choice and presentation of the works.
The Kunstmuseum Bern is Switzerland’s oldest fine art museum with a permanent collection featuring works from the Gothic era to the present day. One of the most important and varied art collections in Switzerland, it enjoys international significance. Works by Ferdinand Hodler, Paul Klee, Albert Anker, Pablo Picasso, Franz Gertsch, Vincent van Gogh, Meret Oppenheim and many more have secured the Kunstmuseum Bern an outstanding reputation worldwide. Besides its permanent collection, the Kunstmuseum Bern also puts on themed exhibitions and large solo exhibitions.
From Holbein to Böcklin, from Monet to Picasso, from Beuys to Richter – the world-famous collection of the Kunstmuseum Basel comprises 4000 paintings, sculptures, installations and videos as well as 300,000 works on paper. The temporary presentations of the collection are supplemented by top-level special exhibitions; in 2018, for example, with Sam Gilliam or Johann Heinrich Füssli.
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
The three imposing waves created by Italian star architect Renzo Piano house what is both a museum and cultural centre. Visitors to the Paul Klee Centre can look forward to art, concerts, readings, dance and the Centre’s own agricultural project. Home to 4000 exhibits, this is the world’s most important collection of Paul Klee’s creative works, made accessible in temporary exhibitions. It allows the public to become acquainted with the life and works of one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists.
Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève
With multidisciplinary collections, the Musée d’art et d’histoire is home to centuries of art and culture. In 2018, the museum is paying homage to Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler, an essential figure in its collections with some 150 paintings, 800 drawings, notebooks, prints and furniture. A series of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his death in Geneva in 1918 will be headed by a major exhibition with the Kunstmuseum Bern.
Museum Tinguely, Basel
This museum is different: vitality, laughter, amazement and discovery in a place that sets the senses in motion and where art comes to the spectator. The Museum Tinguely houses the most extensive collection of works by Jean Tinguely (1925–1991). Besides the permanent collection, it also stages regular special exhibitions which, based on Tinguely’s ideas, present a broad spectrum of artists and themes from the 20th and 21th century.
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
The Musée de l’Elysée has explored, presented and preserved photography in all its forms for over 30 years. Through innovative exhibitions, important publications and dedicated events, the museum has improved public understanding of photography. The museum’s main tasks include supporting young photographers, keeping the history of photography alive and preserving this heritage.
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura
At the LAC, where art meets theatre meets music, in 2018 the Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI) presents an original, premium quality programme that is aimed at a broad audience. Besides the fresh presentation of its collection, the museum devotes one exhibition to each of three outstanding artists from the 20th century: Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and the Swiss photographer Balthasar Burkhard.
Here art lovers can admire not only attractive exhibitions of international format, but also one of the most extensive art collections in Switzerland from the 13th century to the present, with a focus on artists from Giacometti to Monet via Munch. The 2018 highlights are as high-calibre as they are popular. From painting to fashion – art enjoyment par excellence guaranteed.