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Fine arts. Curating, collecting, commissioning.

For decades we have supported renowned museums and made it possible for them to stage exhibitions of international importance. In Switzerland and worldwide. Credit Suisse's Art Collection stands for our corporate values and our commitment to young artists.


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Credit Suisse has been supporting the Museo d'Arte Lugano since 1992; in 2008, it received the official status of partner. In 2015, the Museo d'Arte and the Museo Cantonale d'Arte merged into MASI Lugano – Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, in the new LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura cultural center. Since then, MASI Lugano has been attracting a varied audience to Lugano and the multidisciplinary LAC venue. Credit Suisse sponsors both MASI Lugano and the LAC.

Go to the MASI Lugano/LAC website

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Kunst Museum Winterthur

Since 2018, art in Winterthur has had a new name. The former Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Museum Oskar Reinhart, and the newly renovated Villa Flora have combined under a new name: Kunst Museum Winterthur. Also new is the program, which includes contemporary exhibitions from artists like Katinka Bock and Karin Sander and presentations spanning multiple eras. The museum will continue to cultivate its content, intensify the exchange between the collections, and present these in dynamic, alternating lineups. Credit Suisse has been a partner of Kunstmuseum Winterthur since 1995 and continues to sponsor the Kunst Museum Winterthur in its new form.

Go to the Kunst Museum Winterthur website

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Kunstmuseum Bern

The Kunstmuseum Bern is the oldest art museum in Switzerland with a permanent collection that spans nine centuries and includes many masterpieces by nationally and internationally renowned artists. The museum enjoys international fame, thanks to works by Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, Ferdinand Hodler, and Meret Oppenheim.

The city of Bern founded a national art collection in 1809 and completed construction of the first museum in 1879. Classic and contemporary works are displayed alongside leading artists from Switzerland and Bern over 3500 square meters of exhibition space. Credit Suisse has been a partner of the Kunstmuseum Bern since 1996 and is main sponsor of several exhibitions each year.

Go to the Kunstmuseum Bern website

Fondation de l'Hermitage

The Fondation de l’Hermitage is located on a magnificent estate dating back to the 19th century, overlooking the city of Lausanne. Temporary art exhibits are on display at regular intervals, along with the foundation's own collection. Numerous collectors and private foundations have deposited their collections at the Fondation de l’Hermitage. Credit Suisse has been supporting the Fondation de l’Hermitage since 2000.

Go to the Fondation de l'Hermitage website

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Kunsthaus Zürich

Credit Suisse has worked with the Kunsthaus Zürich for many years, forging a relationship that culminated in official "partner" status at the beginning of 2005. This partnership manifests itself primarily in the role Credit Suisse plays as the main sponsor of the principal annual exhibition.

The Kunsthaus Zürich owns 17 paintings by Edvard Munch – the largest selection of works outside of Norway – as well as other significant collections. First and foremost among these are the collection from the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, which affords a comprehensive view of all major aspects of the artist's oeuvre, and the most famous works by Johann Heinrich Füssli. These were recently joined by the Bührle and Looser collections. The bank sponsors each year's main exhibition and various public relations and outreach projects, for example, an open house event.

Go to the Kunsthaus Zürich website

National Gallery

The National Gallery is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the Gallery houses the nation's collection of Western European paintings, from the late thirteenth to the early twentieth century. The collection belongs to the nation and is open to all, attracting a diverse public from the UK and overseas, both in the Gallery and online.

Almost all of the 2300 paintings in the National Gallery's collection are on permanent display. The collection represents the greatest Western painters including van Eyck, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Turner, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rubens, Velázquez, van Dyck, Titian, and Bellini. The Gallery's key objectives are to care for and add to the collection, to display it for the public, to advance scholarship and research, and to promote enjoyment and understanding. Credit Suisse has been a Partner of the National Gallery since 2008. Additionally, disadvantaged students from London and the East-Midlands have the opportunity to enhance their creative skills during educational courses led by the Museum and supported through our Global Engagements with City Year UK.

Go to the National Gallery website

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Museumsnacht Bern

Credit Suisse has been the main sponsor and a partner of Museumsnacht Bern since 2008. Alongside a financial commitment, the bank also contributes to the event's content. This year, the Bern/Bundesplatz branch is opening its doors and welcoming all Museumsnacht Bern visitors to the future of cinema. Viewers will be able to experience films up close in 360 degrees using virtual reality technology. They are no longer just spectators. Instead, they sit in the middle of the film's story and have a new up-close and intense experience thanks to virtual reality. Museumsnacht Bern regularly attracts up to 50,000 visitors and is considered one of the most attractive events of its kind.

Go to the Museumsnacht Bern website

Kunstmuseum Basel

The Kunstmuseum Basel, one of Switzerland's oldest and most renowned art institutions, benefits particularly from its prime geographical location. The Kunstmuseum Basel collection focuses on paintings and drawings by artists from the Upper Rhine region between 1400 and 1600, as well as on artworks from the 19th to the 21st century.

The museum lays claim to the world's largest collection of works by the Holbein family. Among the periods rep­resented is the German Renaissance, with major works by Witz, Cranach, and Grünewald. Highlights from the 19th century include paintings by Böcklin, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne. In the 20th century, the emphasis is on Cubism, German Expressionism, and US art since 1950. Contemporary art is displayed at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst. Recently expanded, the Kunstmuseum Basel is now housed in three buildings (the main building, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, and the new building). The extension heralds the start of a new era. With its three buildings, the Kunstmuseum Basel now has a total exhibition space of about 10,000 m2 at its disposal. Credit Suisse has been supporting the Kunstmuseum Basel since 2012.

Go to the Kunstmuseum Basel website

Credit Suisse Collection

The Credit Suisse commitment to the visual arts in Switzerland takes two forms: while Cultural Sponsorship supports the exhibition activities of leading art institutions in the country, the Art Unit is building up a collection of works by contemporary Swiss and Switzerland-based artists.

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