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Center Paul Klee

Local name: Zentrum Paul Klee

The Paul Klee Center is a Swiss museum dedicated to the painter Paul Knee, located in Bern. The gallery's collections include paintings by the artist. It is estimated that as much as 40% of his work is in the museum's collection. The Paul Klee Center was created according to the design of the architect Renz Pian, who completed the building in 2005.

The beginnings of collecting collections, which became the museum's main asset, date back to 1997, when Livia Klee-Meyer, the artist's stepdaughter, gave the city of Bern almost 600 paintings by him. Subsequent works were transferred by other relatives, as well as by the Swiss-German painter foundation. 200 paintings come from private collections.

The museum was established in Schöngrün, which is located in the outer part of Bern. As early as 1998, Renzo Piano began work on the project, which was finally presented in 2000. The building's hallmark is three undulating roofs, which the institution also included in its logo.


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    Monument im Fruchtland 33000 Bern , Switzerland