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ART SEEN - Rosengart Collection

ART SEEN // Events// Explore Switzerland// Art & Culture // Nov. 9, 2018

Rosa Timimi talks about the Rosengart Collection; the personal collection of Angela Rosengart, on display to the public, in Lucerne.


“From living room to museum” is the description on the brochure for the Rosengart Collection in Lucerne which boasts hundreds of important works from the impressionist era to modernist movements.


  • Image: D-Innenräume Impr.Blick in 2. Raum. E- Interior, Rosengart Collection, Lucerne


This is the personal collection of art dealer Angela Rosengart. Walking through the exhibition it's clear that each piece of art has been selected with both love and an expert eye for art. 

  • Image: Angela Rosengart
  • Rosengart Collection Museum, Lucerne, Angela Rosengart.


Displayed in a converted bank built in 1924 and just a few minutes walk from Lucerne’s train station, the Rosengart Collection is as enjoyable as it is informative.

The exhibition focuses largely on Pablo Picasso, a lifelong friend of Angela Rosengart. Rosengart herself is the subject of 5 portraits by the infamous artist. It's possible to follow the development of his painting style and see how he explored his ideas in lively sketches as well as browse a room full of photos of the artist himself at work in his studio.


  • Image: Pablo Picasso in 1908


The collection also boasts over 150 paintings and drawings by Swiss artist Paul Klee, whom Rosengart greatly admired. Works by other remarkable artists such as Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Modigliani, Kandinsky are grouped chronologically on the first floor, where you can also find a video interview of Rosengart discussing her collection and her friendship with Picasso.


  • Image: Cézanne - L'Estaque, le village et la mer um 1882. Museum Sammlung Rosengart, Luzern.
  • The Rosengart Collection Museum, Lucerne


The Practical Details

Where: The Rosengart Collection, Stiftung Rosengart, Pilatusstrasse 10, 6003 Luzern

Opening times: Permanent exhibition. April to October: 10.00–18.00 daily (including public holidays), November to March: 11.00–17.00 daily 

Prices: Adults: CHF 18 (children and students: CHF 10, Senior citizens (over 65) / registered disabled: CHF 16)


  • Image: D - Aussenansicht, Museum Sammlung Rosengart, Luzern. E- Exterior, Rosengart Collection, Lucerne





Art Seen is sponsored by Africa - the Ecstatic Religions exhibition at MEG - Musée d'ethnographie de Genève. 

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