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In this vibrant room at the Kunstmuseum Bern, the bold pink wall colour stands out, drawing the eye to the portraits and artworks on display. Natural light floods the room, creating a friendly atmosphere and emphasising the magnificent ceiling structure. Visitors contemplate the collection, surrounded by a sense of modern creativity and historical architecture.
The photo shows the interior of the Kunstmuseum Bern, where art lovers stroll among classical paintings in golden frames. The elegance of the room and the subdued lighting create an atmosphere of contemplation and historical richness.
A small child in a blue painting smock explores the world of creativity with bright colours and broad brushstrokes on a large sheet of paper. The carefree joy and childlike absorption in the creative process are palpable; every stroke and every splash of colour is an expression of the imagination and impartiality of childhood.

Museum of Fine Arts Bern

Significant works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and Meret Oppenheim as well as high-quality special exhibitions and events have given the Museum of Fine Arts Bern a world-class reputation. A stroll through the collection is a must for all lovers of art.

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With over 50,000 masterpieces, the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern covers 800 years of art history. In addition to works by renowned Swiss artists like Albert Anker and Ferdinand Hodler, the Museum of Fine Arts Bern is home to an impressive international collection.

Works by Salvador Dalì, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh as well as other prominent representatives of Surrealism, Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism and “Der Blaue Reiter” movement are part of the permanent inventory. Paintings by Paul Klee, Wassily Kandinsky and Pablo Picasso form the focal point of this era. Masterpieces from the 21st century and contemporary art round off the impressive collection.

In total, the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Bern includes over 3,000 paintings and sculptures as well as around 48,000 sketches, prints, photographs, videos and films.

From an architectural perspective, the Museum of Fine Arts Bern combines historical Baroque and modern elements and offers an attractive setting for museum visits and art viewings. The extensive exhibition rooms are also available for private and corporate events and conferences. Upon request exclusive tours or themed viewings for individual events can also be booked.

Encounters with Art

The diverse offer of tours, activities and temporary exhibitions enables visitors to have wide-ranging encounters with art. Visit the museum‘s website before your visit to find more information about the highlights at the Museum of Fine Arts Bern.

There are also exciting activities awaiting our younger art fans. Regular workshops on weekends give children a look at the world of visual arts. Whether they are viewing art, designing their own in the studio, or writing stories about existing works, your child‘s imagination and creativity will not be limited in any way. Similar courses are also available for young people and during school holidays.

Internationally renowned and at the same time the oldest museum of art in Switzerland with a permanent collection, the museum functions as an active platform for encounters and engagement with art. The temporary exhibitions in particular are an excellent forum for showcasing the current art scene and world affairs.


Museum of Fine Arts Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8
3011 Bern

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