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Museum of Fine Arts Bern

10% discount for the oldest art museum in Switzerland

Experience classics from the collection, contemporary pieces and important Swiss and Bernese art. Works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler and Meret Oppenheim have made the Museum of Fine Arts 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.


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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

Purchase a discounted ticket at your departure station.


Katharina Grosse - Studio Paintings 03.03.2023 - 25.06.2023

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is showcasing the first major retrospective of the paintings of Katharina Grosse in Switzerland. Since the 1990s, the artist, who is considered to be the most important painter of her generation internationally, has been developing work that impresses thanks to its performativity and mediality.

Colour is of key importance: she experiments with its physical presence, its sensory, political and emotional potential, and its ability to embody movement. She employs it to dissolve conventional relationships between the foreground, background and base, both on the canvas and beyond. The exhibition focuses on the canvases that Katharina Grosse produced in her workshop. The selection stretches from her earliest works in the late 1980s to her more recent works.

The exhibition was organised by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum (St. Louis, USA) in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts Bern. It was curated by Dr Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator; the presentation in the Museum of Fine Arts Bern was curated by Dr Kathleen Bühler. The publisher Hatje Cantz has also created a bilingual catalogue in German and English.

MARKUS RAETZ. oui non si no yes no 08.09.2023 - 25.02.2024

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern has dedicated an extensive posthumous retrospective to the artist Markus Raetz, who died in 2020. The exhibition focuses primarily on the three-dimensional works and mobiles of the Swiss artist.

The exhibition showcases key pieces from various museum and private collections. It is divided up into thematic groups and also enables numerous cross-references, characteristic of the multifaceted work of the artist since the 1960s. On the one hand, the exhibition follows the artistic development of Raetz. On the other hand, it qualifies the concept of a strict chronology, as one of the special features of his work is the linking of formal, conceptual and content-related relationships between pieces from different times.

Opening hours Today (Monday) open

Opening hours

Tue            10.00–21.00 hours
Wed–Sun  10.00–17.00 hours
Mon           closed

Public holiday opening hours

The Kunstmuseum is closed on the following public holidays:

Sunday 24 December 2023 (Christmas Eve)
Monday 25 December 2023 (Christmas Day) 

On the following public holidays the Art Museum is open from 10.00–17.00 hours:

Thursday, 06 April 2023 (Maundy Thursday)
Friday, 07 April 2023 (Good Friday)
Sunday, 09 April 2023 (Easter)
Monday, 10 April 2023 (Easter Monday)

Thursday, 18 May 2023 (Ascension Day)
Monday, 29 May 2023 (Whit Monday)

Tuesday, 01 August 2023 (National Day)
Monday, 01 January 2024 (New Year's Day)
Tuesday, 02 January 2024 (Berchtold's Day)

Subject to change without prior 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 art museum on foot from Bern railway station in 5 minutes.

Food & Drink

Museum of Fine Arts Bern Café

In the art museum 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.


Combo ticket

Also available: combined ticket for the Museum of Fine Arts Bern and the Zentrum Paul Klee.

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