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Kunsthaus Zurich Announces Programs to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Salomon Gessner - "Die doppelte Grotte" (Das Bad in der Felsengrotte), 1771 - Gouache on paper, 26.6 x 33.6 cm. Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings.

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.