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Information concerning the corona virus

Dear visitor

Your health and well-being are of the highest priority for the Kunst Museum Winterthur. In view of current developments in connection with the corona virus and in accordance with the Federal Council’s guidelines of 13 March 2020, the following regulations apply:

  • The Kunst Museum Winterthur remains open for the time being.
  • Guided tours will continue to take place, but will be limited to a maximum of 20 persons.
  • Events for children will be cancelled for safety reasons.

We would ask you not to visit our museum and to not attend our events if you or someone close to you experiences flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, breathing difficulties). Risk groups (over 65 years of age as well as chronically ill persons) are recommended to refrain from visiting the museum. However, this is the personal responsibility of each individual.

In order to limit the spread of the virus, we ask our visitors to follow the protective measures recommended by the FOPH:

The precautionary measures are reviewed on an ongoing basis and in consultation with the City of Winterthur and the higher-level authorities.

* Art in Winterthur has a new name.

The Kunstmuseum Winterthur, the Museum Oskar Reinhart and the Villa Flora are now called: Kunst Museum Winterthur.

The collected masterpieces of the Kunst Museum Winterthur reach from the 17th century to the present day. The collection contains important groups of works of Jean-Etienne Liotard, Anton Graff and Ferdinand Hodler. Another highlight are the early romantic paintings of the circle around Caspar David Friedrich, which form the most important collection of this period outside Germany. The realism of Wilhelm Leibl, Adolph Menzel and Albert Anker further leads the way to the imaginary worlds of Arnold Böcklin. In contrast to these works stand the French plein air painters and Impressionists, presented by excellent painters like Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley. The Post-Impressionists are represented by Vincent van Gogh and the Nabis painters Pierre Bonnard, Édouard Vuillard, Félix Vallotton and Ker-Xavier Roussel, which are closely linked to Winterthur.

The further development of classical modern art can be seamlessly tracked by means of outstanding paintings and sculptures. Exemplary of the European Postwar Art are Alberto Giacometti and Giorgio Morandi. Other key works represent Minimalism and Postminimalism, among which the Arte Povera of the 1960s. They form the basis of a collection of contemporary art that is continually being expanded.