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.
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!
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!
Everyone was out soaking up the sun as I wrote about last week in the Culture Honey article, “Pristine and Tranquil, Lucerne Switzerland“.
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.
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.
This building should be a set in the next Mission Impossible movie : )
The Café & Bookstore are modern and inviting…
Bring your German language skills with you! I didn’t find too many titles in English : )
Even the restrooms, although easy to miss(!), are thoughtfully added into the overall design of the space…
Sonja Sekula, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock & Friends Special Exhibit:
Sonja Sekula was part of an influential group in New York City in the 1940’s & early 1950’s!
Delicate and abstract, the joy of discovering a new artist…
Enjoy our photo gallery below with more from the special Sonja Sekula exhibit as well as the permanent exhibit from the Kunstmuseum Luzern!