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Kunsthaus Zurich Announces Program to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

ZURICH.- In 2010 the Kunsthaus Zürich will celebrate its hundredth anniversary. Switzerland’s oldest combined collection and exhibition space opened its doors in Karl Moser’s late Jugendstil museum building on the Heimplatz in 1910, and now, in honor of the centenary, the Kunsthaus will showcase its opulent collection, including many donations, and mount a major Picasso show in tribute to its tradition of key exhibitions. In 2015 the artistic idea of a dynamic museum for the 21st century will become reality, and the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft’s success story, which owes its inception in 1787 to the initiative of local burghers, will have been continued in a further exciting chapter – the Kunsthaus extension. On April 17, 1910, on land donated by City Councillor Landolt, the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft opened the ‘Kunsthaus’ – neither a museum nor an art gallery, but rather, as noted by architect