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Kunstmuseum Winterthur

Kunstmuseum Winterthur
Location Winterthur, Switzerland
Type Art museum

Kunstmuseum Winterthur (English: The Winterthur Museum of Art) is an art museum in Winterthur, Switzerland run by the local Kunstverein. From its beginnings, the activities of the Kunstverein Winterthur were focussed on "contemporary art" - first Impressionism, then Post-Impressionism and especially Les Nabis, through post-WWII and recently created works by Richard Hamilton, Mario Merz and Gerhard Richter.

Kunstverein Winterthur


Architects Rittmeyer & Furrer designed the original museum in 1915, and a 1000 m2 modernist addition was designed by Gigon & Guyer in 1995.[1][2]

The building also includes Winterthur's natural history museum and the Research Library (Studienbibliothek).


The main focus of the museum's collection has always been impressionism and post-impressionism. The impressionist gallery includes such notable works as:[3]

A sculpture gallery includes works by Eugène Delacroix and Alberto Giacometti. The cubism section contains works by Pablo Picasso, Mondrian, and Gris, as well as one of the most important European collections of Fernand Léger.[3]

More modern works include pieces by Mark Tobey, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Andro Wekua and Pia Fries.


External links

  • Museum Homepage

Coordinates: 47°30′05″N 8°43′49″E / 47.50139°N 8.73028°E / 47.50139; 8.73028

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