A strong and lasting partnership
for the Arts
Kunsthaus Zürich is a place for lively encounters with art: Swiss artists across six centuries, Dutch painting, Italian Baroque, and the largest collection of Edward Munch outside Norway. The museum houses one of Switzerland's most important art collections with works from the 15th century up until the present day. Kunsthaus Zürich is supported by Europe's oldest art association, the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft, and strives to make art independent and open to all. Founded in 1787 by artists, Kunsthaus Zürich gained international standing at the beginning of the 20th century with regular exhibitions and a world-class collection. Kunstfreunde Zürich is dedicated to preserving the collection by supporting its ongoing development for the future.
for the 21st Century
The David Chipperfield expansion makes Kunsthaus Zürich the largest art museum in Switzerland. The new building opens Kunsthaus Zürich to a world of possibilities for contemporary museum work. As of 2020, an additional 13,000 square meters provide space for modern and contemporary art, Impressionist masterpieces, long-term integration of donations, and more efficient exhibitions. There is also abundant space for a wide range of events, diverse art education programs, sophisticated culinary options, and a modern visitor service.