Kunsthaus Zürich shows ‘Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet – The Bührle Collection’

9th February 2010, Comments 0 comments

From 12 February to 16 May, the Kunsthaus Zürich will host the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, before it is relocated to the Kunsthaus extension planned for 2015.

From 12 February to 16 May 2010, the Kunsthaus Zürich will host the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, one of the world’s most important private collections. The collection’s main focus is on French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, including other 19th-century French painters. Since a robbery in 2008, the collection's museum in Zürich has been subject to restricted access.

For a limited time only, visitors will have the opportunity to re-discover this valuable private collection, and to form their own opinions about its planned relocation to David Chipperfield’s Kunsthaus extension on Heimplatz, scheduled to open in 2015.

Educational offers
The presentation of the Bührle Collection, one of the world’s leading private collections of European painting, is to be accompanied and enhanced by a wide range of guided tours and discussions. Please see www.kunsthaus.ch for individual event topics and dates.

An audioguide (in English, German and French) to 25 masterpieces is included in the price of admission, and offers visitors explanations of each work’s position in art history as well as background information on Emil Bührle and the evolution of his collection. A three-volume general catalogue (in English and German) as well as an abridged guide to the foundation (in English, German and French) are on offer at the Kunsthaus shop.

General information / guided tours / advance sales

Address: Kunsthaus Zürich, Heimplatz 1, CH–8001 Zurich, www.kunsthaus.ch.
Opening hours: Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday 10.00–18.00, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10.00–20.00, closed on Mondays. Easter 1–5 April and Ascension 12–13 May 10.00–18.00.
Admission: CHF 18 (concessions CHF 12). CHF 14 per head for groups of 20 or more.
Guided tour in English: Saturday, 20 March, 11.00. Private guided tours can be arranged on +41 (0)44 253 84 84 (Monday–Friday 9.00–12.00).
Advance sales/arrival by train: Switzerland: RailAway/SBB Kombi-Ticket, with 10% reduction on rail travel and entrance to the exhibition, at SBB stations and by phoning Rail Service: 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19 per min.). Magasins Fnac, tel. +33 1 4157 3212, www.fnac.ch. France: Magasins Fnac, Carrefour, tel. 0892 684 694 (EUR 0.34 per min.), www.fnac.com. Belgium: Magasins Fnac, tel. 0 900 00 600 (EUR 0.45 per min.) www.fnac.be. Hotels and accommodation/food and drink: Zürich Tourism, www.zuerich.com.

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