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Municipal Fine Arts Museum (Kunstmuseum Solothurn)

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Address: Werkhofstrasse 30, Solothurn 4500, Switzerland
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+41 32 624 40 00

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Art museum with some nice pieces

The building would need some renovation. You can see cracks in the walls and loose paint. Otherwise, the museum has quite nice permanent collection and it's a nice place to spend... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Kart U
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The building would need some renovation. You can see cracks in the walls and loose paint. Otherwise, the museum has quite nice permanent collection and it's a nice place to spend an hour or so. Be aware that there are no English texts.

Thank Kart U
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We thought this a wonderful museum and really enjoyed the work by Swiss artists such as Holder and Cuno Amiet. The paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse ad Paul Cezanne were a wonderful suprise and really enriched our expereince. My wife and I found the staff wonderfully freindly and helpful. What a hidden gem in Solothurn.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

In a grand neoclassical building of the beginning of the 20th century - outside the former city walls - is housed the Art Museum of Solothurn, which thanks to the contributions by wealthy local donors, has plenty of interesting paintings to look at. The regular collection is on an upper floor, while the halls on the ground floor are reserved... More 

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agia paraskevi
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is a very rich collection from painters. eg:Hodler, Klimt, Gubler, Holbein,Tinguely, Signer,etc.

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Reviewed 9 February 2016

They have a permanent exhibition and sometimes they have one that changes. Great Museum with Swiss artists. Children are also welcome in this Museum (you can go there with your school...).

Thank Ischifamily
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

We thought, based upon our DK guidebook, that this museum would have a larger collection on display that it does. While interesting from a modern art standpoint, we had hoped for more Impressionist art.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Not one off the greatest museums but well worth a visit if time permits and need a change from looking at old buildings

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Manasquan, NJ
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

We visited the Kuntmuseum to see the exhibition of the art of Edouard Vallet. The show was quite extensive with many his early sketch pads and notes in addition to his finished works. This showing will last until June 2013. It exhibition notes were in French and German, English would have been nice. The building itself was beautiful and well... More 

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