Rosengart Collection (Museum Sammlung Rosengart) Tours
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The Rosengart Collection (Museum Sammlung Rosengart) is Lucerne’s newest museum addition and houses the extensive and once private collection of Angela Rosengart, a Swiss art dealer and good friend to the famous Spanish painter Pablo Picasso. Rosengart, who has collected one of the biggest private art stashes of the classical modernist era, wanted to make these paintings, which would normally just be passed from one private collector to the next, more accessible to the public. The museum, which now draws art lovers from all over the world, has earned international recognition for its focus on the works of Pablo Picasso and Paul Klee, a Swiss German painter famous for his unique style of cubism, expressionism and surrealism. While the Klee collection consists of 125 watercolor pieces, paintings and drawings showing the artist’s whole career, the Picasso part of the exhibition mainly focuses on his older works that were created after 1938, with a couple sketches from earlier eras thrown in to compliment the paintings. A third floor houses more than 20 other world famous artists of the impressionist and classical modernist eras, such as Monet, Matisse, Miró and Léger.
The collection is located in the center of Lucerne in an empire style building originally constructed for the Swiss National Bank. The simple but well-built palazzo is a fitting place for the museum, as the neo-classical structure was built in the same time period when many of the great pieces of art it houses themselves were created. The inside is an interface between old and new, with high walls and an open floor plan to give the art more than enough room to breathe. Some more light sensitive works have even found their home in the old bank vaults.
The Rosengart Collection is located in the very center of Lucerne and you can easily reach it on foot from the train station in about three minutes. If you arrive by bus, get out at the Kantonalbank stop. The museum opens daily and you can visit it from April to October from 10am to 6pm and from November till March from 11am to 5pm.
Address: 6003, Lucerne, Switzerland
Hours: April-October 10am-6pm November-March 11am-5pm
Admission: Adults 18 CHF, Seniors (65+) 16 CHF, Students 10 CHF, Children 10 CHF
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Visit the most iconic museums and venues like German composer Richard Wagner’s former home from 1938, by Lake Lucerne. Guided by a local professional musician you will visit sites associated with some major figures of music and painting history in Lucerne, learning some of the notable information where other famous musicians spent time or left a mark and found inspiration to write some of their most remarkable work. Learn about Lucerne’s Culture and Congress Center (KKL) a multi-functional building with a concert hall designed by the prominent French architect Jean Nouvel, you will marvel at the exterior. Admire the exclusive art collection at Rosengard Museum with over 300 Classic, Modernist and Impressionist works of art. Round up your music experience to listen to a private chamber music concert on a 25 min. tour extension. Although music lovers will be enthralled, this walk is designed and geared for any culturally curious person.
Taking safety measures
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
This Experience is provided by a private local. Find out the different cultural and artistic characteristics that makes this city unique, and enjoy the buzzing community and city ambience! Whether you are visiting Lucerne as a returning tourist who wants to get to know the city a bit better, or if this is your first time, this Experience is for you! While walking the streets of Lucerne and looking at the amazing, unique street art, or getting to know more about the city’s galleries and museums, you will hear about street-art artists as well as contemporary artists and their close connection to Lucerne. I will share with you the art and cultural world of my city, where you will see, hear, and experience how colorful and multifaceted Lucerne is!
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What are Rosengart Collection (Museum Sammlung Rosengart) hours of operation?
Rosengart Collection (Museum Sammlung Rosengart) hours of operation: April-October 10am-6pm November-March 11am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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