The Kunsthaus Zürich is an art museum in Zürich, Switzerland. It houses one of the most important art collections in Switzerland, assembled over the years by the local art association called Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft. The collection spans from the Middle Ages to contemporary art, with an emphasis on Swiss art.
The museum was drawn-up by architects Karl Moser and Robert Curjel and opened in 1910. Particularly notable are the several preserved Moser interiors in the original section of the museum, decorated in masterful Neo-Grec version of Secession style. The bas-reliefs on the facade are by Moser's longtime collaborator Oskar Kiefer. The original museum building was extended in 1925, 1958 and 1976.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
Jo Cordner | Jan 27, 2018
Great space. Good collection. Excellent audio guide option. I was happy to pay the entrance fee to see the main exhibition. I also took the audio guide in English which was at no extra charge. There are around 200 pieces on display that have information about them on the audio guide - you just dial the number of the piece and listen: it really enriched the experience for me. The gallery space is wonderful and the newer part of the building is stunning. The collection of “old masters” is large but I was more interested in the late 1800s to present. If you are hoping for a great exhibition of modern art (let’s say last 50 years) this is not the Tate Modern so you’ll be disappointed but there is some on display to give a good sense of art through the ages so to speak.
James Prichard | Jan 14, 2018
Faultless - building, lighting, collection. Both modern and masters, sculptures and paintings. Superb place to visit and relaxed atmosphere as everyone there was kind, helpful and easy-going with the space to enjoy just being there!
Althea Labre | Oct 15, 2017
It had a good sprinkle of the big names in modern art. But the collection was not that large. The audio guide was free though and had a thorough lecture on Modern Art. If you have a lot of time and want to learn about Modern Art and its history, I would suggest doing the audio guide on a lazy afternoon. But if you are just visiting Zurich for a short amount of time, I would skip this museum. They do have a fun cafe / food establishment right next to the building with cozy sitting areas.
Reto Zanettin | Jan 26, 2018
This is another great place to be in Zurich. Especially the guided tours will make your visit to an insightful experience. People are qualified and friendly.
Joyce Kao | Oct 8, 2017
What little I saw was good. There is a nice collection for the size of the museum, but I ultimately left because this art museum is not toddler-friendly. No stroller, no food, no water allowed in the exhibits. Fine, I can kind of understand the food and water, but then they told me that my son’s toy car was not allowed because it had corners?! It’s already annoying enough to have to go out of the exhibits to get my son a drink of water. On my way out, I saw a museum staff member explaining to another mom with a toddler that maybe she should put her child in a stroller because she was lying on the ground; there was plenty of space and she wasn’t disturbing anyone. To which the mom replied “But you said it wasn’t allowed...” I used to live in New York and regularly visited the many art museums there with my kid in a stroller with his snacks and no one said anything about it. It was a nice thing to do on rainy days, but I guess I won’t be doing that here, which is really too bad.
Marsha Ayers | Mar 9, 2018
I am a fan of art museums and try to see one whenever I travel. This museum is one of my top favorites. I get the opportunity to see painters that are not well represented outside of Switzerland. The contemporary collection is one of the best I've seen. The size of the museum makes it digestible without being overwhelming. The only bummer was the amount of young school age children that were howling. I abandoned the modern art section until they left. Thankfully, it's a big enough museum for all of us.
Con Stroulios | Mar 10, 2018
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürichs art museum houses local artists and international works of art. Covers all genres and styles of paintings and sculptures. Nice pieces to enjoy and have spent a good few hours in there. The building itself is worthy as art status, amazing spaces and architecture. At the entrance are these huge doors worth looking over, next to the restaurant.
Lorraine de Montmollin | Mar 15, 2018
Simply awesome. Currently under some massive work but once inside you don't notice it anymore. Cute little coffee worth the visit, too.
Linda Rorick | Mar 15, 2018
Stunning museum with some wonderful architecture. Especially the modern art section can be highly recommended. I love coming here.
Eugene Lau | Jun 4, 2018
Van Gogh my boy's art is in here and it also has many other art pieces. The place was nice and was very spacious.
supaksorn lim | May 28, 2018
Great inspired. Love this place. Very well organized museum
Michael Roman | Jun 13, 2018
Well reviewed and received art museum. Have to admit, not one of my favorites. The space was a bit....depressing. Not all of the art work was displayed in the best way. I did enjoy the Rodin ‘Gates of Hell’ sculpture out front. One of the most impressive sculptures I have seen. Surprised it is not in the Rodin Museum in Paris. Still, this is an art museum worthy of your visit.
Jeanette N | Jun 25, 2018
The current exhibition "Fashion Drive" is very interesting! It shows the history of fashion since the 18th century until the presence via paintings, installations photography etc. I would recommend a guided tour!
Nadav Penn | Jul 12, 2018
for me this is the best museum in Zurich. good collection and saw some really nice exhibitions as well
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