The Kunstmuseum Bern is a leading museum of fine arts in the capital city of Switzerland.
The museum and its site
The museum, opened in 1879, is housed in a Renaissance-revival building, expanded and renovated over time, located near the city’s historical center.
What to see at the Kunstmuseum Bern
The permanent collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern, ranging from the Middle ages to the present day, is composed of over 3,000 paintings and sculptures and 48,000 drawings, prints, photographs, videos, and films.
The collection includes works by Duccio da Buonisegna, Monet, Sisley, Bonnard, Cézanne, Hodler, Chagall, Van Gogh, Modigliani, Kandinsky, Klee, Kirchner, Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Rothko, Dalì, Giacometti, Polke and Marina Abramovic, just to name a few.
Additional activities and services
The museum organizes temporary exhibitions, special events, guided tours, and educational programs for children, families, and schools.
The building of the Kunstmuseum Bern includes a large art-history library, a café, and a shop. The museum is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
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