Enjoying art in Vaduz
Max Beckmann (1884 Leipzig ‒ 1950 New York) Stilleben mit Paletten, 1944 Öl auf Leinwand, 55,5 x 95 cm

Enjoying art in Vaduz

Exclusive works from the collection of the Hilti Art Foundation.

Collecting, preserving, providing access – after a long time, the Hilti Art Foundation is once again presenting exclusive art from its collection. In its museum building in Vaduz, it will be showcasing a total of 40 works of painting, sculpture, collage, photography and graphic art from 17 November 2023 to 27 October 2024 under the title “The Whole Palette”.

Experience art up close and personal

Vaduz is a wonderful place; nowhere else is so much culture in such a small and manageable space. The capital of the Principality of Liechtenstein presents itself as a cultural treasure chest that makes art accessible to everyone with its rich offer of sculptures in public spaces as well as varied exhibitions and special presentations.

The Hilti Art Foundation plays a special role in this regard. The important Liechtenstein private collection of the Hilti entrepreneurial family includes outstanding works that have been made permanently accessible to the public in temporary exhibitions and special presentations since 2015.

With the upcoming exhibition “The Whole Palette”, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in art from classical modernism to the present.

HAF S227 M Tinguely 01

Jean Tinguely (1925 Fribourg ‒ 1991 Bern) Variation IV, 1966 Eisen, schwarz bemalt, Elektromotor, Höhe: 70 cm © 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich

HAF P92 T Picasso gk mit Rahmen kleiner

Henri Matisse (1869 Le Cateau-Cambrésis – 1954 Cimiez / Nizza) Composition, Jaune, Bleu et Noir, 1947 Gouache auf Papier, 47 x 34 cm © Succession H. Matisse / 2023, ProLitteris, Zurich

Impressionism, cubism, expressionism, surrealism and concrete art meet here; a surprising variety of forms, colours, and themes come together here. Well-known works by Pablo Picasso, Max Beckmann, Ferdinand Hodler, Piet Mondrian or Verena Loewensberg are presented as well as first-class new acquisitions by Edvard Munch, Max Ernst, Sophie Taeuber-Arp or Callum Innes.

In addition, works by Jean Tinguely, Henri Matisse, Thomas Struth or Carol Wyss are waiting to be discovered and interpreted by art lovers for the first time. “A work of art should first and foremost appeal to the senses, especially to the human eye. In addition to this aspect, the artworks in this exhibition also have a spiritual-historical dimension," says Dr. Uwe Wieczorek, curator of the Hilti Art Foundation, explaining the selection of the collection on display.

HAF P89 T Munch Edvard gk kleiner

Edvard Munch (1863 Ådalsbruk ‒ 1944 Oslo) | Minchen Torkildsen, 1893/94 Pastel auf Leinwand, 87 x 67,5 cm © Günther König

The works of art can be viewed on a total of three floors. The basement will primarily feature paintings of classical modernism, while the first floor is dedicated to the richness of constructive and concrete art. The mysteriousness of the emergence and appearance of artistic forms – a line, a contour, an outline or a sculptural body – determines the image of the third upper floor.

Inside story

Individual members of the Hilti family began collecting art as early as the 1970s. With the establishment of the Hilti Art Foundation in 1998, the foundation stone was finally laid for the systematic and long-term development of a family collection of high-ranking works of art. Today, the Hilti Art Foundation comprises two separate collections, which nevertheless appear to the outside world as a single entity. While the Martin Hilti Family Trust concentrates on classical modernism (ca. 1880 to 1950, with a focus on Europe), the private collection of the Michael and Caroline Hilti family includes works from 1950 to the present in addition to works of classical modernism. Since 2015, the Hilti Art Foundation has been inviting visitors to take a stroll through 150 years of art history in its exhibition building, which is attached to the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.


Map icon Städtle 32, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Phone icon +423 235 / 0300

Email icon mail@kunstmuseum.li

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Tuesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Monday closing day
Wednesday free entrance

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