Paul Klee Centre

Zentrum Paul Klee

With the Zentrum Paul Klee a place of encounter suited to our time should be created. And in this sense we welcome you warmly. Make your acquaintance here with the life and work of one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century. Immerse yourself in the world of art and so experience a cultural expression which contributes to the quality of our lives. It lies in the nature of art that these meetings are open. You are also actors in this exchange, in the same way as the artists or their works.

There are a good 4,000 works by Paul Klee stored in the Art Depository of the Zentrum Paul Klee - the world’s most important collection of paintings, water colours and drawings by this artist. The extremely comprehensive and diverse collection of works makes it impossible to display the entire range at the same time. The special sensitivity of the work by Klee also prevents the Zentrum from staging a classic exhibition of the collection, with the same works on display all the time. Instead, the Zentrum Paul Klee presents its own in-house collection of works in the form of a rotating selection of approx. 120 to 150 works which is changed on a regular basis, each selection being displayed under an alternating theme.

Art lives from its form and materiality, it shows its true effect only directly. For the direct art encounter you must come to Berne and meet us in the „Monument im Fruchtland“. It’s worth it: In response to the suggestion of the founder families Klee and Müller, star architect Renzo Piano created a place here in which the encounter with art becomes reality. You will be captivated by the inspiring atmosphere, the ease and variety of opportunities for coming into contact with art.

We are looking forward to your visit!

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