art & design museum

Solothurn Art Museum

Werkhofstrasse 30, 4500 Solothurn

The Solothurn Art Museum focuses on contemporary Swiss art and Swiss art from the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Solothurn Art Museum has a substantial collection ranging from the late Middle Ages to the present day, with a focus on Swiss art from the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers an extensive overview of the development of Swiss landscape painting (Alexandre Calame, François Diday, Otto Frölicher, Caspar Wolf) and the emergence of Swiss modern art (Cuno Amiet, Giovanni Giacometti, Ferdinand Hodler, Albert Trachsel). It also displays outstanding works by major international artists (Paul Cézanne, Alberto Giacometti, Vincent van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso).

Special exhibitions
Themed special exhibitions and individual exhibitions by contemporary Swiss artists.

Guided tours
On request, the Solothurn Art Museum offers guided tours for private groups led by an expert, both of the permanent collection and of the temporary exhibitions.

Offers for children
Recreational events for children and families (for children aged four and up).

Offers for schools
A workshop for school groups and an introduction for teachers.

The exhibition information is provided in German, with some information in French.

The museum is wheelchair accessible. There are signs indicating the accessible entrance.

Hire for events
Artistic meetings for companies and institutions. Our art mediator will take you on a journey into the world of the Solothurn Art Museum. The event can be followed by refreshments in the foyer of the Art Museum on request.

Good to know
Entry to the Solothurn Art Museum is free. However, Jean Tinguely’s ‘Bettler’ (beggar) in the foyer invites you to make a voluntary donation.

Free entrance.
General information suitable bad weather


Kunstmuseum Solothurn
Werkhofstrasse 30
4500 Solothurn

Phone +41 32 624 40 00