Vaduz, the capital city of Liechtenstein, is where you will find the Prince’s official residence and a variety of his museums.
The State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein, locally known as Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, showcases some of the Prince’s private collection of paintings, among other things.
The State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein is located Städtle 32, within the city centre. It lies in the middle of the Städtle pedestrian zone and the Äulestrasse pedestrian zone.
Vaduz is a relatively small town, hence; you can easily visit the sights on foot. Getting in to Vaduz is best done via a train ride from Zurich going towards Sargans and from there; you can get a bus going to Vaduz.
As there are no airports in Liechtenstein, the nearest airport is in Zurich.
What to See and Do
The State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein displays contemporary art in various exhibitions which may change from time to time, depending on the current theme the museum has decided upon for a specific period.
The collection ranges from those that were made during the 19th century up to the present time. Sculptures and paintings comprise most of the exhibits in the gallery.
In the year 2007, the museum acquired the collection of Rolfe Rick, a gallery owner in Cologne. The collection includes works by Donald Judd, Richard Artschwager, Fabian Marcaccio and David Reed, among many others.
The museum likewise acquired the collection of André Thomkins, a Swiss artist.
After your tour of the gallery, visit the café located within the premises of the gallery. The café specializes in serving authentic Japanese sushi.
The State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein was founded in the year 1968 after Liechtenstein received a donation of 10 paintings.
Dr. Georg Malin, himself an artist as well as an art historian; served as the first curator for the collection. Apart of taking care of the collection that he already had at hand, he also took it upon himself to further expand the collection.
The building that now houses the museum was the result of the collaborative work of Swiss architects: Christian Kerez, Meinrad Morger and Heinrich Degelo. Work on the building culminated some time in November in the year 200.
Entry fee for the State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein is Swiss francs per person and 8 Swiss francs for senior citizens, students and visiting groups of ten or more persons.
The State Art Gallery in Vaduz – Liechtenstein is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 10 in the morning up to 5 in the afternoon. Thursdays, the museum is open from 10 in the morning up to 8 in the evening.
Mondays, the 24th, 25th and 31st of December; the museum is closed.
On National Day which is the 15th of August, admission is free.