Hans Arp, La mise au tombeau des oiseaux et papillons, 1916/1917, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by the Georges and Jenny Bloch Foundation, 1984, © 2019 Hans Arp / ProLitteris, Zurich
Max Ernst, Pétales et jardin de la nymphe Ancolie, 1934, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1965. The restoration was supported by the Hans Imholz-Stiftung, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Max Bill, Konstruktion in Messing,1939, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by the artist, 1986, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
René Magritte, La chambre d’écoute, 1958, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Walter Haefner, 1995, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Piet Mondrian, Komposition mit Rot, Blau und Gelb, 1930, Kunsthaus Zürich, Donated by Alfred Roth, 1987
Georges Braque, La cheminée, 1928, Kunsthaus Zürich, Vereinigung Zürcher Kunstfreunde, 1956, © 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1957, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Walter and Werner Bär, 1959, © 2019 The Henry Moore Foundation, all rights reserved, / 2019, ProLitteris, Zurich
Joan Miró, Jeune Fille faisant de la culture physique, 1932, Kunsthaus Zürich, Bequest of Erna and Curt Burgauer, 2002, © Estate Miró / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gare St. Lazare, Paris, 1932, Kunsthaus Zürich, The Marc Rich Collection, 1989, © 2019 Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Mouvement de lignes, 1939, Kunsthaus Zürich, donated by Hans Arp in memory of his wife, 1958
Salvador Dalí, Femme à tête de roses, 1935, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1957, © Fundació Gala-SalvadorDalí / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich
Pablo Picasso, Joueur de vielle et jeune arlequin, 1905, Kunsthaus Zürich, 1942, © Succession Picasso / 2019 ProLitteris, Zurich

The Kunsthaus holds the world’s largest Dada collection, comprising 740 historic documents and artworks by Hans Arp, Hannah Höch, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Man Ray, Tristan Tzara and others: the vestiges of the movement that erupted in Zurich in 1916 and paved the way for the Surrealists – Ernst, Miró, Dalí and Magritte – are as unsettling and entertaining as ever.

« Dada is the first consistently international art movement with its origins in Zurich that radically transformed art. » — Cathérine Hug, Curator

Mondrian and the geometrical-constructive art of the De Stijl movement, the Bauhaus and its teachers Klee and Kandinsky met with an enthusiastic response in Zurich, where architects and designers such as Max Bill and Richard Paul Lohse took up their ideas and developed them further. Complementing their work are paintings by Delaunay, Moholy-Nagy, Albers and Vordemberge-Gildewart, and the substantial estate of Fritz Glarner.

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Discover the most important paintings, sculptures, installations and graphic works from the Kunsthaus in our online collection. The selection is being continually expanded and complemented by the latest scientific findings. With the generous support of the Federal Office of Culture (FOC).