It is Friday afternoon and Zurich is basking in fabulous summer weather. Not exactly the best conditions to motivate people to go on a guided tour of the Kunsthaus Zürich – or so you might think. But in fact we are very excited about what is awaiting us – and we are not disappointed.
At midday, we receive a mysterious SMS from our guide, Jean-Marc. We meet him in the entrance area of the museum, where we receive our name tags and admission badges. Then off we go. From the imposing “Gates of Hell” to a heated artwork in the inner courtyard, and then back into the museum building. Our guide strides through the collection at a brisk pace. We hear many anecdotes about halos, witches, Lucretia, olive oil, postcards, consolation pictures, and windmills, right through to the Rütli Oath. After just an hour and a half, we find ourselves back in the Kunsthaus entrance hall and are completely overwhelmed as to how much you can learn about works of art from all the various eras within such a short space of time – and in such an amusing and entertaining way.
Conclusion: an art tour-with-a-difference for fit, active, and fun-loving contemporaries.