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Kunstmuseum Bern

10% discount for the oldest art museum in Switzerland

Experience classics from the collection, contemporary pieces and important international, Swiss and Bernese art. Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Kunstmuseum Bern an institution with a global reputation. The ever-growing collection currently consists of over 4,000 paintings and sculptures as well as thousands of drawings, prints, photographs, videos and films. In addition to the permanent collection, thematic exhibitions and major solo exhibitions are also on display.

Travel comfortably by train to Bern. You can reach the museum on foot from the railway station in 5 minutes.

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Special offer with 10% discount

Benefit from the following when you purchase travel to and from the event by public transport at the same time:

  • 10% discount on the day admission to the Kunstmuseum Bern
  • 10% discount on the combined ticket for the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee

The savings offer is also available at BLS Travel Centres and at any railway ticket office in Switzerland.

Exhibition

Tracey Rose. Shooting Down Babylon Until 11.08.2024

Until 11.08.2024

Tracey Rose (*1974) has been a radical voice in international art since the mid-1990s. The Kunstmuseum Bern is showing the largest retrospective to date of the South African performance artist, whose works explore themes such as post-colonialism, gender and racism. The focus is on the power of performance and the body as a place of resistance and discourse.

Albert Anker. Reading girls Until 21.07.2024

Until 21.07.2024

To mark the opening of the Centre Albert Anker in Ins, Switzerland, the Kunstmuseum Bern is presenting a concentrated exhibition on the subject of reading girls by Albert Anker (1831-1919). The exhibition thus focuses on a little-known facet of Anker's work: his commitment as politician to the education of girls and thus to equal rights for women in Switzerland.

Chaîm Soutine. Against the Current 16.08. - 01.12.2024

16.08. - 01.12.2024

Chaïm Soutine. Against the Current is dedicated to the great work of Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943). His expressive paintings depict swaying landscapes, slaughtered animals and people from the lower social classes. They focus on the existential dimension of life and are at the same time pure painterly experimentation. The exhibition focuses on the artist's early masterpieces and the series created between 1919 and 1925.

Amy Sillman. Oh Clock! 20.09.2024 - 02.02.2025

20.09.2024 - 02.02.2025

This fall, the Kunstmuseum Bern is presenting the first museum retrospective of the great painter Amy Sillman (*1955) in Europe. The focus is on Sillman's approach to time in her paintings and drawings. The artist's powerful and allusive oeuvre is presented with selected groups of works from the last twenty years, including installations. The exhibition is complemented by a presentation of works from the collection of the Kunstmuseum Bern, carefully selected by Sillman, which enter into a dialog with her own works.

A collector and his dealer. Rupf & Kahnweiler, 1933 - 1945 22.11.2024 - 24.03.2025

22.11.2024 - 24.03.2025

With the collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf, the Kunstmuseum Bern is home to a top-class collection based on the friendship between Hermann Rupf and the art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. The exhibition tells the story of this friendship through works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and many other iconic modern artists, as well as archive material that has never been shown before.

Opening hours Today (Sunday) open

Tue 10.00-21.00
Wed-Sun 10.00-17.00
Mon closed

Opening hours on public holidays

The Kunstmuseum Bern is closed on the following public holidays

Tuesday, December 24, 2024 (Christmas Eve) 
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 (Christmas) 

The Kunstmuseum Bern is open from 10.00 to 17.00 on the following public holidays

Thursday, March 28, 2024 (Maundy Thursday)
Friday, March 29, 2024 (Good Friday)
Sunday, March 31, 2024 (Easter)
Monday, April 1, 2024 (Easter Monday)
Thursday, May 9, 2024 (Ascension Day)
Monday, May 20, 2024 (Whit Monday)
Thursday, August 1, 2024 (national holiday)

Thursday, December 26, 2024 (St. Stephen's Day)
Tuesday, December 31, 2024 (New Year's Eve)

Wednesday, January 01, 2025 (New Year's Day)
Thursday, January 02, 2025 (Berchtold's Day)


Subject to change without notice

BLS suggestion

Embark on a journey through the world of art: During exciting guided tours, you will discover the collection or a temporary exhibition together with art educators.

The offer is aimed at children, young people, schools, teachers and adults. Immerse yourself in the world of art: whether on your own or together with family or friends, enjoy guided tours, discussions of works, workshops and special events relating to the collection and the temporary exhibitions.

How to get there

You can reach the museum on foot from Bern railway station in 5 minutes.

Food & Drink

Kunstmuseum Bern Café

In Kunstmuseum Bern Café, you can get a taste of the museum air – even without museum admission. Or you can linger in a refined atmosphere during your visit to the exhibition and fortify yourself with small, yet delicious treats. Enjoy carefully prepared specialities such as cakes, pastries, fresh sandwiches, salads and soups. And of course, the offering is rounded off with good wine and regional beer.

Notes

Combo ticket

Also available: combined ticket for the Kunstmuseum Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee.

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