Museum Rietberg, Zurich

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Admire displays of Asian, African, American, and Oceanian art at Museum Rietberg, the only art museum of non-European cultures in the country. Housed in several historical buildings, the museum's core collection comes from a donation from Baron Eduard von der Heydt. Highlights from the Indian collection include the South Indian bronze of Shiva Nataraja, dating back to the Chola dynasty. The site also offers Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain sculpture and bronzes from the 3rd to 16th centuries, as well as paintings on paper, fabric, and palm leaf from the 12th to 19th centuries. The African collection showcases sculptures from the Dogon region in Mali and masks and figures from the Ivory Coast, as well as other areas. The China collection includes Ming dynasty pottery. You can take a public tour upon entry to the museum. Use public transportation to reach the site, as there are no public parking spaces nearby. Add Museum Rietberg and other attractions to your Zurich trip itinerary using our Zurich online tour planner .
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  • This museum is a wonderful cultural institution, allowing you to get acquainted with the creations of painters and sculptors of China, Africa, India, Asia, Oceania, Japan, America, symbolizing the unusual culture of the peoples of these continents. You can get there very quickly from the main station on tram 7. 69,000. Sq. Meters are collected items of religious rites, everyday life, musical instruments, traditional clothes, amazing books, Japanese printed editions and much more. The exhibits are located in three buildings located in Rieterpark: Villa Wesendonck and Villa Rieter, as well as in the Smaragd building opened in 2007. The cost is 18 CHF, including a temporary exhibition of Indian art "Gitagovinda". After visiting museums, you can take a great walk in a beautiful park, sit on a bench overlooking the lake in zurich. All lovers of creativity in Asia, Africa, America and Oceania - to visit must!
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  • Miniatures on the history of the couple of Indian mythology with a film to watch, without writing and without words therefore for all visitors (also non-Germanspeakers). A fantastic collection with obviously the permanent collections. Not to be missed under any circumstances and take his time.
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  • A great art museum focused on non-Western art. There is always some nice exhibitions going on. The Rietberg is not an ethnographic museum, which provides an interesting and different approach for such art than what we are more used to. The museum location and setting itself is very interesting, with buildings spread within a large villa located within the homonym park. The open storage depot is a nice addition to the visitors' experience.
  • My favorite Museum for the experience of the Ancient ones: Culture and Spirituality from around the world in beautiful surroundings. great place to meditate with the Buddhas or take a contemplative walk in the park :-)There are also many objects from Africa, mainly wooden statues.
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