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Kunsthalle Bern

Art
Bern
Switzerland
The Kunsthalle Bern was founded in 1918 by Bernese artists (Gesellschaft Schweizerischer Maler, Bildhauer und Architekten – GSMBA later visarte) out of the need for an exhibition venue dedicated to contemporary art and combining the local with the international scene. The Kunsthalle Bern soon became world famous for its solo exhibitions of artists who are significant today, including Paul Klee, Marc Chagall, George Braque, Alberto Giacometti, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, and Daniel Buren, and for its thematic exhibitions such as Harald Szeemann’s _When Attitudes Become Form_—shows that wrote and continue to write art history. The Kunsthalle Bern has always grasped itself as a dynamic location inventing itself anew with each exhibition. It is an art institution of artists who are given priority to realize their ideas. At the same time, the institution has shaped the model of the auteur-curator who develops the narrative strands of the program on his or her own.
Furthermore, the work of the Kunsthalle Bern enhances the collaboration with local institutions, including the HKB (Berne University of the Arts), the Institute of Art History of the University of Bern, the arthouse cinemas of the City of Bern, and the Summer Academy Paul Klee.
Kunsthalle Bern
Opening hours
Open all year
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00-18:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Address
Kunsthalle Bern
Helvetiaplatz 1
3005
Bern
Switzerland
+41 31 350 00 40

46.944282, 7.449403