Exhibitions 28.08.2015 – 13.12.2015

Toulouse-Lautrec and Photography

While never taking pictures himself, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864 – 1901) often had himself and his models photographed. Indeed, his photographic eye hardly found an equal among contemporary artists. This is evidenced by his unrelenting portrayals of the Parisian nightclub district as well as the wide-angle perspective he liked to use for his scenes—and not least by his daring compositions. The exhibition juxtaposes the paintings, drawings, lithographs and posters executed by this world-famous artist with contemporary photographs, many of which he used as models for his work.

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Exhibitions 23.10.2015 – 21.02.2016

Silvia Gertsch, Xerxes Ach: Embracing Sensation

Silvia Gertsch (b. 1963) paints children and young people while they play, sunbathe or stroll in the streets in her oil-behind-glass paintings. Xerxes Ach’s (b. 1957) abstract color field paintings are devoted to micro-phenomena created by the way light reacts with various types of surfaces. Despite their different modes of expressing themselves in art, both these Bernese artists take recourse to the same motifs: knowledge acquired via the sensations and the transitoriness of life.

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Exhibitions 23.10.2015 – 06.12.2015

Kunstmuseum Bern @ PROGR Pascal Danz

Fenster zur Gegenwart - Werke aus der Sammlung

Pascal Danz (1961-2015) gehört zu den wichtigsten Malern seiner Generation und hat seine ersten Ausstellungserfahrungen in Bern gesammelt. Seine zugleich sinnenfreudige und konzeptuell forschende Malerei forscht auf einem persönlichen Bildarchiv, das ihm seit 1996 die Malvorlagen gibt und ihm erlaubt, den Erscheinungsformen sowie Rezeptionsbedingungen der Wirklichkeit in der Malerei nachzugehen.

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Exhibitions 16.09.2015 – 13.12.2015

Peter Stein (1922-2015) – eine kleine Hommage Kleine Sammlungspräsentation als Hommage

Das Kunstmuseum Bern besitzt eine grosse Gruppe an Gemälden und Arbeiten auf Papier des Berner Künstlers Peter Stein (1922-2015). Eine kleine, neu eingerichtete Werkpräsentation rückt das vielseitige Schaffen des vor einigen Wochen verstorbenen Malers, Graphikers und Zeichners ins Bewusstsein.

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Media Release We 30.09.2015

Recent Works from the Sigg & M+ Sigg Collections

A new look at contemporary Chinese art through the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections

Significant portions of Uli Sigg's collection will be on display in a joint exhibition by Kunstmuseum Bern and Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland and afterwards will travel in a reduced version to MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, Austria, before substantial parts of the Swiss collector’s holdings move to Hong Kong as a donation. Some 150 recent works from the Sigg and M+ Sigg Collections will be presented in Bern from 19 February until 19 June 2016 and thus reflect today’s China.

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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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Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) Atavisms of Twilight (Compulsive Idea). After Millet's «Angelus», around 1933

Dali’s cryptic painting is based on a picture executed by Millet. The famous surrealist transformed the idyllic landscape into a scene of horror, filling it with macabre eroticism.

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