Exhibitions 22.08.2014 – 11.01.2015

New Additions to the Collection: August Gaul and Martin Lauterburg

presentation of the Collection

In summer 2013, the Kunstmuseum Bern had the honor of receiving a large number of sculptures as a permanent loan from the Zwillenberg Foundation. The artworks are largely smaller sculptures, but include some large pieces such as a young elephant executed by August Gaul (1869–1921).
The exhibition is offering insights into the creations of the Bernese painter Martin Lauterburg (1891-1960). It is being mounted on the occasion of the transferal of the Martin Lauterburg Foundation, which was founded in 1973, to the Kunstmuseum Bern Foundation.

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Exhibitions 22.08.2014 – 20.09.2014

KUNSTMUSEUM BERN @ PROGR Luzia Hürzeler - How to sleep among wolves I

Fenster zur Gegenwart - Werke aus der Sammlung

Im Rahmen der Biennale Bern, zeigt das Kunstmuseum Bern im Fenster zur Gegenwart im PROGR, die Videoinstallation How to sleep among wolves I von Luzia Hürzeler

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Openings 18.09.2014 – 18.09.2014

Opening Color and I. Augusto Giacometti

A Swiss pioneer of abstraction

The comprehensive exhibition concentrates on Augusto Giacometti as a great master of color. In a radio lecture in 1933 he systematically described his thorough investigation of color phenomena. The title of his talk was “Die Farbe und ich” (“Color and I”) is both the motto and leitmotif of the exhibition. The show traces the very original path trod by this important Swiss artist, and in addition draws a comparison to individual works by other artists whose work centered on color: Paul Cézanne, Adolf Hölzel, Johannes Itten, Paul Klee, Josef Albers, Ernst Wilhelm Nay, Richard Paul Lohse, Jerry Zeniuk or Raimer Jochims.

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Exhibitions 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2015


Monet, Hodler, Picasso, Giacometti, Rothko, Dalí ...

The Museum of Fine Arts Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection. 

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The Spell of Color

Color and I. Augusto Giacometti, 19.09.2014 – 08.02.2015

The Swiss painter Augusto Giacometti (1877–1947) made color the focus of his art. In a magnificent display of color with some 130 exhibits, the Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting an overview of the work of this pioneer of abstraction. On show will be loans from leading Swiss and international museums, artworks from private collections that have never been on public view before, as well as pieces from the Kunstmuseum Bern Collection.

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