Kunstmuseum Winterthur

The Kunst Museum 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 focused on "contemporary art" - first Impressionism, then Post-Impressionism and especially Les Nabis, through post-World War II and recently created works by Richard Hamilton, Mario Merz and Gerhard Richter.

Kunst Museum Winterthur
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LocationWinterthur, Switzerland
TypeArt museum


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 "Beim Stadthaus" also contains Winterthur's natural history museum.


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.


  1. ^ "Kunstmuseum Winterthur Extension". MI Modern Architecture. Retrieved March 17, 2010.
  2. ^ Pelzer, Birgit (October 1999). "Dissociated Objects: The Statements & Sculptures of Lawrence Weiner". Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 65. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Masterpieces of Modernity: The collection of the Kunstmuseum Winterthur". Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. Archived from the original on 2011-08-15. Retrieved 2010-03-17.
  4. ^ "Switzerland". The Vincent van Gogh Gallery. Retrieved March 17, 2010.

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