When the first symbolist works were produced in 1890, Swiss artists such as Ferdinand Hodler, or Carlos Schwabe played a pivotal role. The show Myths and Mysteries is presenting masterpieces of the symbolist epoch over a space of 1000 square meters, with artworks from Switzerland as well as from neighboring European countries.
The Bernische Kunstgesellschaft’s AC Scholarship is the most prestigious private art grant in the Canton of Bern. The exhibition taking place at the Kunstmuseum Bern comprises works submitted by the award winners as well as a selection of works by artists who competed in 2013.
The Swiss photographer, filmmaker, and painter Hannes Schmid was born in 1946 in Zurich. He is one of the great visual narrators of our time. Hannes Schmid is famous since the early 1990s for his iconic staging of the Marlboro cowboys and innovative fashion shots.
In the first half of 2013, the space for presenting our collection will be reduced. Our greatest masterpieces, ranging from Duccio di Buoninsegna’s Maestà to Sean Scully’s Grey Wolf, will be hung in groups ordered chronology and thematically.