Rosengart Collection, Lucerne

Rosengart Collection, Lucerne (must see)

The Rosengart Collection, formerly the Picasso Museum, is fondly visited by art lovers who come to Switzerland. The museum's collections include sculptures, photographs and paintings. The best part is the collection entitled "Picasso, photographed by David Douglas Duncan", which features 200 photographs of Picasso himself. There are also many books and documentary films that reveal every detail of Picasso's life.

The former neoclassical building of the Swiss National Bank, built in 1923-1924 by the Zurich architect Hermann Herter, was bought and converted to he art museum which opened its doors on March 26, 2002.

The ground floor is devoted to the works of Picasso, the basement to those of Paul Klee, the famous Swiss painter with German origin, and the second floor to the works of other artists. The old meeting room of the bank is preserved as it was and accessible to visitors

The Rosengart is an incredible collection of paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries! In no other museum will you be able to enjoy the works of Picasso, Klee, Kandinsky and other masters with such calm and privacy. The collection also includes some of the most beautiful Chagall and Matisse paintings.

Start with the video on the top floor, showing how the collection came about, and how Angela Rosengart was introduced to art at an early age by her father, an art dealer.

Opening Hours: Daily: 10am-6pm (Apr–Oct); 11am-5pm (Nov-Mar)

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Sight Name: Rosengart Collection
Sight Location: Lucerne, Switzerland (See walking tours in Lucerne)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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