The collection of the Bündner Kunstmuseum comprises around 8000 works from all areas of the fine arts from the 18th century to the present day. A small part of the stock is permanently exhibited in the historic Villa Planta. You can mainly admire works by Bündner or Swiss artists. Highlights of the collection are the works of Angelika Kauffmann, one of the most important artists of the 18th century, Augusto Giacometti, who was one of the first artists in the 20th century to demand the autonomy of painting, and Giovanni Segantini, who renewed Alpine painting in the 19th century and overcame its pathos.
In the adjoining Sulser-Bau building, visitors can also expect around five temporary exhibitions a year. In addition to exhibitions of works by historical and contemporary Swiss artists, international contemporary artists also find their place in the Bündner Kunstmuseum.
The building itself, which houses the Chur Art Museum, is also an eye-catcher. Built between 1874 and 1875, the villa is designed in neo-Renaissance style, but is also influenced by Orientalism. With two sphinxes at the entrance and Byzantine and Pompeian paintings inside, the architect Johannes Ludwig wanted to commemorate the stay of his client Jacques Ambrosius of Planta in Egypt.
How to get there
By public transport:
The museum is located in the centre of Chur, on Postplatz. From the train station and the bus station it is a 5 minute walk.
There are direct, hourly train connections from Zurich and St. Gallen.
By car you should take the exits "Chur Nord" or "Chur Süd" and drive to the city centre, where the multi-storey car parks "City" and "Stadtbaumgarten" are located.