The Zurich Art Museum is the most notable art museum in Switzerland and widely recognized internationally. Starting as a collection owned by the local Art Association, the museum was officially established in 1910. The museum's collection is a chronological collection of art spanning from the 15th century to the present. Various eras and schools of art nothwithstanding, the museum has managed to create a surprisingly harmonious and embraceable collection. Since considerable attention was given to Swiss artists during the formation of the collection, this section of the exhibit is the most interesting and unusual; on display are works by such notable Swiss artists as Heinrich Füssli, Ferdinand Hodler, Giovanni Segantini and Félix Vallotton, impressive Alpine landscapes by lesser-known artists, as well as works by the modern-day artists Pipilotii Rist and Peter Fischli.
The Zurich Art Musuem has gained its international reputation, however, thanks to its substantial collection of Modernist art. Here one can see works by Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Jacques Lipchitz, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall; and by the expressionists Oscar Kokoschka and Max Beckmann. The Museum also boasts more recent and just as highly-valued works of modern art by artists such as Mark Rothko, Mario Merz, Cy Twombly, Joseph Beuys, Francis Bacon and Georg Baselitz.
Keywords: musuem, SWITZERLAND, Zürich