Switzerland might be small, but it ranks among the countries with the most museums per capita – with more than 1,000 museums to suit nearly every taste. Discover the arty side of Switzerland with us, and four of the top exhibitions our country has to offer this year! Have a look at some of the choices, and see beautiful Switzerland at the same time.
Gauguin’s Exotic World in Basel.
Until 28 June, the Fondation Beyeler in Basel presents a great exhibition dedicated to Paul Gauguin. As one of the great European cultural highlights of this year, it brings together around fifty masterpieces by Gauguin from leading international museums and private collections, mainly focusing on the world-famous paintings he created in Tahiti.
Japanese art is of fundamental importance to the development of European Modernism. Almost all the great artists drew inspiration from its motifs and characteristic style. Until May 5, the Kunsthaus Zurich shows over 300 prestigious exhibits, including Japan inspired paintings from artists such as Monet, Gauguin and van Gogh, as well as a representative selection of Japanese woodcuts by Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro and others, some of them drawn from the artists’ collections of the period.
From June 19 to September 27, the exhibition “Klee & Kandinsky” at the Paul Klee Museum in Bern reveals a lot about the fine line between friendship and rivalry, between mutual artistic stimulation and differentiation, but also between success and damnation. Never before has such an outstanding selection of works of the two masters and Bauhaus neighbors been united in an exhibition.