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Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern

Encounters with a fascinating artist

The Zentrum Paul Klee – itself a sculpture built into the landscape by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano – goes beyond the bounds of the traditional art museum. The appeal of the globally significant collection of Paul Klee’s works is complemented by visiting exhibitions and events such as concerts, theatre pieces and readings. Come and be inspired by one of the 20th century’s most fascinating artists and familiarise yourself with his varied and diverse oeuvre.

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    Exhibition

    Annemarie Schwarzenbach as photographer bis 09.05.2021

    18.09.2020–03.01.2021

    Writer, journalist, photographer, traveller: Annemarie Schwarzenbach is one of the most dazzling figures in modern Swiss cultural history. For the first time in Switzerland, an exhibition is devoted exclusively to her photographic oeuvre, which comprises some 7,000 pictures taken on long journeys through Europe, Asia, Africa and America. With her social documentary eye, Schwarzenbach explores themes of astonishing poetry and astonishing topicality.

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      Paul Klee. Ich will nichts wissen 08.05.–29.08.2021

      15.01.–30.05.2021

      The exhibition refutes the widespread image of the artist Paul Klee as a schoolmasterly teacher and accountant of his work. As a grammar school pupil, art student and soldier in the First World War Klee resisted authoritarian behaviour with ironic detachment. He enjoyed life in private, loved to cook, drank a glass of red wine and smoked a pipe. The exhibition shows Klee's surprising sides as well as his free-spirited and hedonistic tendencies.

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        Giants=Creation. The world of Adolf Wölfli 21.05.–15.08.2021

        21.05.–15.08.2021

        The now internationally celebrated Bernese Art Brut artist Adolf Wölfli (1864–1930) spent the majority of his life in the erstwhile Waldau Clinic, a psychiatric hospital, where he created his own artistic universe. Wölfli filled thousands of pages with images, patterns, words and music scores: over 25,000 pages in total, which he collected in 45 notebooks.

        In memoriam Aljoscha Ségard 02.07–22.08.2021

        02.07–22.08.2021

        The Zentrum Paul Klee is holding a commemorative exhibition to the recently deceased Alexander Klee. Alongside his outstanding dedication to teaching about the work of Paul Klee, he also developed his own varied oeuvre under the name Aljoscha Ségard. Expressed in a very idiosyncratic aesthetic, he shared with his grandfather a sense of subtlety, wit and poetry, as well as taking pleasure in the interplay of images and words.

        Paul Klee. People amongst themselves 28.08.2021–22.05.2022

        28.08.2021–22.05.2022

        Paul Klee is generally regarded as an apolitical artist. This exhibition challenges this perception and highlights how his works often concealed a political dimension behind their ironic façade. This political aspect is revealed in the broadest and most original sense of the “political” – as a reflection on the way that humans co-exist.

        max bill global 16.09.2021–09.01.2022

        12.02. –16.05.2021

        Max Bill was a painter, sculptor, architect, designer, graphic artist, typographer, but also a theoretician, collector, curator, publicist, teacher, politician and activist. As a member of important artists' groups and gifted networker, Bill cultivated worldwide contacts and promoted an international artistic dialogue. The extensive exhibition at the Zentrum Paul Klee shows Bill's multifaceted artistic work and his significant commitment to art and society.

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          Opening times Today (Monday) open

          Mon           closed
          Tue–Sun    10.00–17.00 hours 

          Open on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.
          Closed at Christmas.

          Rates

          Special offer with 10% discount

          Buy a return journey by public transport and benefit from: 10% discount on your leisure activity. Available as a RailAway combined offer from every ticket counter in Switzerland. 

          Included in the offer price

          • Day ticket for the Zentrum Paul Klee (10% discount)

          Buy your reduced-price tickets at the departure station

          • Adults:  CHF 18.00
          • IV/OASI/Military: CHF 16.20
          • Students from 16 years: CHF 9.00
          • Children (6–15.99 years): CHF 6.40

          Public transport ticket is valid for three days (one day within the Libero and Frimobil fare networks / with online purchase). Price examples valid until 31 October 2018.

          Prices in CHF incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration

          Notes

          Combined ticket

          A combined ticket for the Zentrum Paul Klee and the Kunstmuseum Bern is also available.

          Audio guide

          Available in German, French, Italian and English.

          For children

          Creaviva Children’s Museum

          How to get here

          Take the train to Bern and continue on with the bus no. 12 to the final stop, “Bern, Zentrum Paul Klee”. The entrance is located just a few metres from the bus stop and is signposted.

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