Kunsthaus Zürich Closes Anniversary Year with Best Result Since 1989


ZURICH.- The Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft closed the centenary of the Kunsthaus with a record of over 400,000 visitors – its best figure in 20 years. And the 2011 programme promises highlights both Swiss and international. The Picasso exhibition ends with extended opening hours on 30 January. The Kunsthaus Zürich’s 2010 programme garnered the museum a veritable storm of visitors in its centenary year, along with increasing additions to membership rolls. For their part, the exhibitions ‘Van Gogh, Cézanne, Monet – The Bührle Collection’ and ‘Picasso’, with well over 100,000 admissions each, contributed to a record total of 420,000 visitors (cf. 228,000 in 2009). The calibre continues high in 2011: the ongoing Picasso exhibition can be visited until 30 January daily except Monday until 9 p.m. In the autumn, with the world’s first presentation of the top-flight Nahmad Collection, the Kunsthaus