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Museum Guide Zurich

A few weeks ago iGNANTravel were lucky enough to visit Zurich and we brought back with us a picture of the beautiful city situated at the foot of lake Zurich. It goes without saying that extensively wandering through the streets of Zurich led us to discovering some of the city’s best museums. Here you will find our top three, absolutely not to be missed on your Zurich trip.

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Kunsthaus Zürich

 

The Kunsthaus Zürich houses contemporary art as well as pieces by a selection of outstanding artists from the beginning of the modern era that forges a bridge to the contemporary day pieces. Until the 12th January 2014 the impressive works of Edvard Munch are on show in homage to his 150th birthday. In the autumn the Viennese art revolutionary Egon Schiele will meet the controversial English painter Jenny Saville. And if that wasn’t enough, artist Peter Fischli will take up residence as guest curator and present his favorites picked from the comprehensive collection of works by Ferdinand Hodler, comprising of more than 70 paintings and thousands of drawings. A historical atmosphere reins in the gallery in which works of art from different eras are on display.

Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimplatz 1
CH–8001 Zürich
Tel. +41 (0)44 253 84 84
info@kunsthaus.ch
Admission: CHF 20.–/15.–
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Museum für Gestaltung

 

The Museum für Gestaltung (Museum for Design) is recognized as Switzerland’s leading museum of design and visual communication. The main themes of its exhibitions are therefore (unsurprisingly) design, visual communication and architecture. Every year the busy curator puts on between five and seven temporary exhibitions as well as small installations and interventions in and around the museum. Currently on display are photographs by Martin Parr, whose razor sharp view of the world counts him among the most significant documentary photographers of our time. In his work the Brit shows us his take on social reality: phenomena like consumption, tourism and national identity are laid bare from an amusing perspective, making visible the banal, extreme and sometimes even abysmal in everyday life.

Museum für Gestaltung
Ausstellungsstrasse 60
CH-8005 Zürich
Tel. +41 43 446 67 67
welcome@museum-gestaltung.ch
Admission: CHF 9.–/6.–
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Kunsthalle Zürich

 

The Kunsthalle Zürich devotes itself to the dissemination of international contemporary art through exhibitions, lectures, guided tours, art trips and film programmes. On top of the individual presentations of young artists who are yet to establish themselves in the art world, the gallery hosts exhibitions of globally renowned artists. In one space experimental manifestations and small exhibitions are shown. On show at the moment are two large-scale presentations specifically created for this exhibition by Wade Guyton, which explore the concept of painting and drawing in an experimental way.

Kunsthalle Zürich
Limmatstrasse 270
CH-8005 Zürich
Tel: +41 (0) 44 272 15 15
info@kunsthallezurich.ch
Admission: CHF 12.–/8.– Thursday free entrance from 5 pm

Pictures: Clemens Poloczek | Text: Caroline Kurze | Translation: Jamie Craig

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