A finger on the pulse of time

Since 1918, this institution has made its mark on international art history – and created controversy. One major Swiss newspaper dismissed Paul Klee’s one-man show of 1935 as the «kitchen garden of a schizophrenic». Christo’s first wrapping installation in 1968 attracted worldwide attention. Another exhibition «When Attitudes Become Form» also made history. Alberto Giacometti, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Jasper Johns and Luc Tuymans put on major one-man shows here, sometimes for the very first time.
The Kunsthalle remains dedicated to that spirit: it keeps its finger on the beating pulse of art. It provides an encounter with the latest regional, national and international trends.
Six or seven group and one-man exhibitions – some of them exclusive – are organised here every year. Then there are guided tours, lectures and debates – and intensive activities giving a direct experience of art.

Visitor information

Opening hours
Mon closed
Tue - Fri 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Adults: CHF 8.–
Concessions CHF 4.–
Children up to 6 years free


MuseumsPassMusées MPM valid

  • From the railway station
    Tram 6, 7, 8
    to Helvetiaplatz

  • A1 and A6 exit
    Ostring - Thunplatz - Helvetiaplatz

  • Wheelchair access

  • Beverages

  • In-house catalogues, posters, limited editions