Kunstmuseum Lucern – Contemporary Art in Lucern, Switzerland!

A fabulous way to listen and to absorb a culture’s history and voice for me is to visit a city’s art museum. So, on a recent trip to Lucerne, Switzerland, I took the opportunity to visit Kunstmuseum Luzern, a contemporary art museum. Kunstmuseum Luzern is housed on the fourth floor of the KKL Luzern, and is over 2000 square meters.

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Not only did I become familiar with a new female artist, Sonja Sekula, I also enjoyed the beautiful, sleek building architecture and thoughtful interior design.  The permanent collection was great too. I hope you enjoy this overview!

The setting:

Beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland, an hour from the Zurich International Airport by train, is the setting for this important Swiss museum of art. The mid-September day was gorgeous!

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne, Switzerland

Everyone was out soaking up the sun as I wrote about last week in the Culture Honey article, “Pristine and Tranquil, Lucerne Switzerland“.

View from a Kunstmuseum Luzern window.

View from a Kunstmuseum Luzern window.

The beautiful, blue skies and reflections in the water could be seen through the many windows of the museum, creating enticing vignettes of the outdoors even while exploring this indoor space.

View from a Kunstmuseum Luzern window.

View from a Kunstmuseum Luzern window.

The building, exterior & interior:

Designed by Jean Nouvel, the building’s architecture is spacious and impressive. The modern style has been referred to as “nudité des espaces” (nudity of space), the idea being to give the art displays priority.

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

This building should be a set in the next Mission Impossible movie : )

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

The Café & Bookstore are modern and inviting…

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Bring your German language skills with you! I didn’t find too many titles in English : )

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Even the restrooms, although easy to miss(!), are thoughtfully added into the overall design of the space…

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Kunstmuseum Luzern

Sonja Sekula, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock & Friends Special Exhibit:

Sonja Sekula...& Friends

Sonja Sekula…& Friends

Sonja Sekula was part of an influential group in New York City in the 1940’s & early 1950’s!

Sonja Sekula...& Friends

Sonja Sekula…& Friends

Delicate and abstract, the joy of discovering a new artist…

Sonja Sekula...& Friends

Sonja Sekula…& Friends

Enjoy our photo gallery below with more from the special Sonja Sekula exhibit as well as the permanent exhibit from the Kunstmuseum Luzern!
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