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Modern Art Museum

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Address: Europaplatz 1, Lucerne 6002, Switzerland
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+41 41 226 78 00
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Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Kunstmuseum Luzern bases its sense of itself from its acknowledged...

Kunstmuseum Luzern bases its sense of itself from its acknowledged position, which has grown throughout its history, as a leading institution for the visual arts in Central Switzerland, as well as its location in the internationally respected architecture of Jean Nouvel's new Culture and Congress Centre (KKL). From these features it derives not only the tasks it faces, but also the quality require for its work and content. In the national museum landscape, Kunstmuseum Luzern has established itself above all with an internationally regarded exhibition programme focusing on contemporary art, comparable to similarly-sized institutions.

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Worth A Look. Use your Swiss Pass

Easy to find close to the railway station in Lucerne, Jackson Pollock and Friends were showing whilst we were there, interesting!!!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I was looking forward to seeing this museum, but think it was a waste considering how beautiful Lucerne is and how much more there is to see in the town. It's in a really cool building but there's not much to see. The location is very convenient near the train station. Skip it in favor of seeing more of the... More 

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KunstmuseumLuzern, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Modern Art Museum, responded to this review

You must have visited the museum while the new exhibition was under construction. Im am sorry for that. The Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost has installed an increcible show, that has just opened. Laure Prouvost is a wonderful story-teller who seduces her audiences by means of supposedly aesthetically amateurish material, sound and imagination. Her narratives are seductive labyrinths, her installations... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Situated near the main station,in a modern building at 4th floor you are about to visit one of the important gallery in which impressionism,modernism and all the best known artists and sculptors present their works.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Easy to find close to the railway station in Lucerne, Jackson Pollock and Friends were showing whilst we were there, interesting!!!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

a must go and visit if interested in art any form went there smooth checkin and yes bought the art too.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's so easy to get there, the location is next to Luzern station. I visit there during Easter holiday, not much people,so i can stay more time to watch the art works. The staff tell us that we can go upstair to see the lake view, they are so nice!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Reading mixed reviews about this place, I was hesitant to go. Although I am not a fan of modern art, I always give it a shot as with anything in art, you have to take the good with the bad. This place had some interesting pieces, but nothing that made me really stare and take it in. If you enjoy... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Looks great from the outside but I really don't think this museum is worth going to. The modern "art" was terrible!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

definitely one of the highlight of our visit. we spent several hours enjoying this amazing museum. really impressed to see young students and children were taught by teachers and parents there.

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Tacoma, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This was one of the most expensive museums we visited in our 6 weeks in Europe. There were no more 10 pieces worth looking at, and in fairness some of them were quite good.. However, the Three of the largest exhibits where pitiful, with a huge room full of boxes wrapped in black plastic being the worst.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

While we were interested to see some modern art, we found this museum a bit challenging. The museum was set out in rooms, and descriptions of each room wee available to read. Sometimes there was just one exhibit in the room, sometimes 3 or 4. Of all the exhibits we really only enjoyed about a quarter.

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