Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna

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The Municipal Museum of Modern Art in Ascona, located in a beautiful late 16th-century building overlooking Via Borgo in the heart of Ascona, houses the Collection of the Municipality and is home to two foundations: the Marianne Werefkin Foundation and the Richard and Uli Seewald Foundation.

The Collection of the Municipality originated in 1922 when many of the artists who came to Ascona decided to donate their works with the aim of creating the Municipal Museum of Ascona. Among the most important works are Alexej Jawlensky's "Head of a Girl," Cuno Amiet's "Fruit Collection," and Paul Klee's "The Red House," which were offered by the Russian painter Marianne Werefkin along with five of her own works.

But most notably, the museum hosts the collection of the Marianne Werefkin Foundation, which with approximately 90 paintings and 170 sketchbooks is by far the most important collection of this extraordinary artist, a key figure in the Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter) avant-garde movement. The Richard and Uli Seewald Foundation is also affiliated with the museum, which gathers works by the artist, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and a late member of the Orsa Maggiore group, as well as works from his private collection, including a beautifully rare Utrillo painting, a Klee artwork, a splendid drawing by Franz Marc, and a watercolor drawing by Kubin.

The Municipal Museum of Modern Art in Ascona, located in a beautiful late 16th-century building overlooking Via Borgo in the heart of Ascona, houses the Collection of the Municipality and is home to two foundations: the Marianne Werefkin Foundation and the Richard and Uli Seewald Foundation.

The Collection of the Municipality originated in 1922 when many of the artists who came to Ascona decided to donate their works with the aim of creating the Municipal Museum of Ascona. Among the most important works are Alexej Jawlensky's "Head of a Girl," Cuno Amiet's "Fruit Collection," and Paul Klee's "The Red House," which were offered by the Russian painter Marianne Werefkin along with five of her own works.

But most notably, the museum hosts the collection of the Marianne Werefkin Foundation, which with approximately 90 paintings and 170 sketchbooks is by far the most important collection of this extraordinary artist, a key figure in the Blue Rider (Blaue Reiter) avant-garde movement. The Richard and Uli Seewald Foundation is also affiliated with the museum, which gathers works by the artist, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and a late member of the Orsa Maggiore group, as well as works from his private collection, including a beautifully rare Utrillo painting, a Klee artwork, a splendid drawing by Franz Marc, and a watercolor drawing by Kubin.

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«Kandinsky, Klee, Marc, Münter …e altri. Espressionisti dalla Fondazione Werner Coninx»

10 marzo - 2 giugno 2024

Il Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna di Ascona è lieto di accogliere come prestito permanente 189 opere, prevalentemente grafiche, dalla Fondazione Werner Coninx di Zurigo. Tra gli artisti rappresentati – in buona parte connessi con le Collezioni e i Fondi che il Museo di Ascona conserva e cura e che, grazie a questo generoso prestito, potranno essere maggiormente valorizzati – figurano i nomi di grandi personalità come Marc Chagall, Lyonel Feininger, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, August Macke, Franz Marc, Suzanne Valadon, Édouard Vuillard, per citarne solo alcuni.

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