Portrait

An Open-minded Outlook – Dialogue – Contemporaneity

Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is a museum of modern and contemporary art at the heart of Vaduz. The museum building, opened in 2000, a black cube with a subtly reflective façade, sends out a strong message to the outside world. Inside, spacious exhibition rooms stretch out over two levels, of which the upper one receives daylight through a glass ceiling.

 

The profile of the collection of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, which is at the same time the state art collection of the Principality of Liechtenstein, is specifically defined by three-dimensional artworks: sculptures, installations and objects. A particular emphasis is on Arte Povera and post-minimal art. The collection is showcased in temporary presentations accompanying the major changing exhibitions of international twentieth and twenty-first century art.

 

The new Hilti Art Foundation exhibition building was added to the Kunstmuseum in 2015. This important private collection from Liechtenstein comprises outstanding works of classical modernism and contemporary art. 130 years of art history are thus waiting to be experienced and discovered at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

  • History of the Museum

    In 1967, the State of Liechtenstein received a gift of ten paintings which resulted in the foundation of the State Art Collection of Liechtenstein the following year. The first curator of the collection was Dr. Georg Malin, a Liechtenstein artist, historian, art historian and politician. He soon expanded the collection to include international modern and contemporary art. The building of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein how it presents itself today was realized with the support of a group of private donors. Together with the government of Liechtenstein and the City of Vaduz, they planned and implemented the construction of the museum. In August 2000 the building was officially donated to the Principality of Liechtenstein as a millennium gift. The Government established a public foundation to operate the museum. The Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein was formally opened on November 12, 2000. Since 1996, Mr. Friedemann Malsch is director of the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

  • Sun 5.4.

    One Hour

    Steven Parrino. Frankenstein *** CANCELLED ***
    with Fabian Flückiger
  • Thu 9.4.

    Guided tour

    Epidermis – Conditio humana – Cosmos
    Works from the Hilti Art Foundation *** CANCELLED ***
  • Wed 22.4.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved! *** CANCELLED ***
    for children aged 7 to 12
  • Thu 23.4.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved! *** CANCELLED ***
    for children aged 7 to 12
  • Thu 30.4.

    Take Away

    Steven Parrino. Nihilism Is Love *** CANCELLED ***
    Short guided tour during the lunch break
  • Thu 30.4.

    Seniors

    Putting it in the picture – Drawing at the Kunstmuseum *** CANCELLED ***
    with Beate Frommelt, registration required
  • Thu 30.4.

    Yoga with Picasso

    Yoga with Eleonora Hertenstein *** CANCELLED ***
    An event of the Hilti Art Foundation.
  • Sun 3.5.

    One Hour

    Backstage. Behind the scenes of the museum *** CANCELLED ***
    with Marcel Meier
  • Thu 7.5.

    Discussion

    Artist Talk *** CANCELLED ***
    with Bruno Kaufmann, Friedemann Malsch and Christiane Meyer-Stoll
  • Thu 14.5.

    Guided tour

    Steven Parrino. Nihilism Is Love *** CANCELLED ***
    with Friedemann Malsch
  • Thu 21.5.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Susanne Kudorfer
  • Sun 24.5.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Beate Frommelt
  • Thu 28.5.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Susanne Kudorfer
  • Sun 31.5.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Olivia Büchel
  • Thu 4.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Susanne Kudorfer
  • Sun 7.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Sabina Studer
  • Thu 11.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people,
    with Olivia Büchel

  • Sun 14.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Sabina Studer
  • Thu 18.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Beate Frommelt
  • Sun 21.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Beate Frommelt
  • Thu 25.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Olivia Büchel
  • Sun 28.6.

    Art Talk

    Four plus one
    Information about the artworks and snap guided tours for up to four people
    with Sabina Studer
  • Wed 22.7.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved!
    for children aged 7 to 12, registration required
  • Thu 23.7.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved!
    for children aged 7 to 12, registration required
  • Wed 5.8.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved!
    for children aged 7 to 12, registration required
  • Thu 6.8.

    Holiday Workshop

    Time to perceive, discover, get involved!
    for children aged 7 to 12, registration required