The Kunsthaus in Zürich is home to some of the most renowned artists, making it a prime destination for art enthusiasts. Despite this, the number of visitors remains moderate, allowing you to immerse yourself in the world of art in relative peace.
But the Kunsthaus has much more to offer than just its art collections. The recent expansion into a new building by David Chipperfield Architects is worth a visit in itself. Enjoy the incredibly aesthetic brutalist open space with high ceilings, soft concrete, and brass-finished elements. To complete the experience, take a seat in their art deco-inspired bar.
With more space comes more exhibits, and one of the main additions is a long-term loan of many pieces from the Emil Bührle collection. This addition has been seen as controversial due to Bührle’s ties to the arms industry and suspicions of acquiring looted art. The museum has dedicated an entire section to discussing the matter, which I highly recommend for visitors interested in the behind-the-scenes of the art industry.