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Switzerland for modern art lovers


Zurich by design

Once an industrial capital, Zurich is today an artistic hub for all things technologically new and experiential. At the heart of this transformation is the ever evolving world of design, graphics and applied arts.

To appreciate this artistic evolution, you can, for the first time this year, visit the archives at the Schaudepot in the Museum fur Gestaltung. Through more than 500,000 objects, ranging from the Hermes baby typewriter to innovative Swiss furniture, you’ll trace developments in taste and design back to the industrialisation period.

BASEL by art

Home to Art Basel, art runs through the veins of Basel residents. So much so that 50 years ago, they campaigned for the city to purchase Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Two Brothers’ and ‘Seated Harlequin’, which sit at the Kuntsmuseum today, along with works by Henri Matisse, Paul Klee and Joan Miró among others.

The unmissable core of the establishment, however, is the “Amerbach Kabinett”, which the city bought in the mid-1800s that gave the Kunstmuseum Basel its title as one of the world’s five top museums in 2013.

Should you with to expand your artistic insight to Switzerland, you may also like to consider the Lucerne Festival and the world of dance in Lausanne.

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