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The Hahnloser Collection at Kunstmuseum Bern

Henri-Charles Manguin "La Flora, Winterthur", 1912 Oil on canvas, 76 x 96 cm
(Dauerleihgabe, Hahnloser/Jaeggli Stiftung, Kunstmuseum Bern Fotografie: Reto Pedrini, Zürich © 2017 ProLitteris, Zürich)

The formidable Hahnloser Collection is exposed in a new light in a extensive exhibition of its works in Bern this year. The Kunstmuseum Bern is currently exhibition works from the collection in an exhibition titled “Van Gogh Bis Cézanne, Bonnard Bis Matisse. Die Sammlung Hahnloser.” The exceptional works can be viewed until April 15, 2018.

The show features artworks by masters Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir, Matisse, Marquet, Maillol, among others. This is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of the former Hahnloser Collection. The exhibit unites important paintings, sculptures, and works on paper of French modernism and the Swiss avant-garde. The Hahnloser Collection goes back to the pioneering work of the collector couple Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler. From 1907 till 1936 they created one of the most important collections of classical modernism at their residence, the Villa Flora in Winterthur. A large part of the collection went to the Hahnloser / Jaeggli Foundation, founded by the descendants in 1980. It comprises around 300 works including paintings and sculptures as well as numerous watercolors, drawings and graphics.

The exhibition is arranged thematically and chronologically and the works on display trace various art movements and pioneers of modernism, impressionism and post-impressionism, representatives of the Nabis artists' group and the so-called Fauves.

“Van Gogh Bis Cézanne, Bonnard Bis Matisse. Die Sammlung Hahnloser” runs through April 15, 2018 at Kunstmuseum Bern, Hodlerstrasse 8, 3011 Bern, Switzerland.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.