Kunsthaus Zurich presents The Foundation E.G. Buhrle Collection

. June 2, 2012 . 0 Comments

On 28 May 2012 the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft signed an agreement with the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection setting out the terms under which some 190 paintings and sculptures are to be made available on long-term loan to the Kunsthaus Zürich. The internationally renowned collection of the industrialist Emil Bührle (1890-1956) is to be exhibited from 2017 in the extension to the Kunsthaus Zürich designed by David Chipperfield. This will enable the Kunsthaus to stage the largest assembly of French Impressionist painting in Europe, outside Paris.


Claude Monet, Poppies near Vétheuil, ca. 1879. Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm. Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich

The new agreement between the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection and the Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft replaces the agreement in principle drawn up in February 2006 and sets the seal on the intent, declared by the parties at the time, to make the artworks from the Bührle Collection accessible to the public at large in the newly expanded Kunsthaus. Completion of the preliminary project in summer 2011 cleared the way for detailed arrangements to be worked out governing the cooperation between the Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, currently housed in a private museum in Zurich with only limited public access, and the Kunsthaus, which attracts an average of 300,000 visitors a year at its location in the heart of the city. – www.kunsthaus.ch

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