In celebration of the new partnership with the Hahnloser/Jaeggli Foundation the Kunstmuseum Bern presents a substantial exhibition of works from the Villa Flora Collection created by Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler.
On 26 October 2016, Kunstmuseum Bern announced that it will become the new home of the collection from August 2017. On long-term loan from the Hahnloser/Jaeggli Foundation, the highly coveted collection is listed in Switzerland′s register of cultural assets of national importance, and will therefore provide a valuable extension to the museum collection.
The Hahnloser/Jaeggli Foundation was established in 1980 by the descendants of Arthur Hahnloser and Hedy, born Bühler, from Winterthur, Switzerland. From 1906 until 1936, the married couple collected Post-impressionist works of art, as well as works by French artist groups, Les Nabis and Les Fauves, and by their Swiss contemporaries including Ferdinand Hodler and Giovanni Giacometti. Following the closure in 2014 of Villa Flora, its previous home, the collection went on tour in spring 2015 and has been on display in several major European cities.
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