The Messmer Collection

The collection includes about 1000 paintings and sculptures of classical modern and contemporary art.

An essential part of the collection is the work of the Swiss artist
André Evard
whose estate is looked after by the messmer foundation.

A special focus of the collection is the direction of concrete-constructive art.

This collection was supplemented in 2012/2013 by extensive donations from the private collector Renate Trettin from Freiburg and another private collector from southwest Germany. Our heartfelt thanks go to the donors.

Please note that the Kunsthalle only presents temporary exhibitions and not a permanent display collection. Selected works from the Trettin Collection are presented permanently in the stair tower of the Kunsthalle.

About the individual collection areas

New acquisitions 2015

  • Suzanne Daetwyler
  • Bruno Erdmann
  • Sun Jinlong
  • Klaus J. Schoen

Private endowments 2013


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