Zurich's Museum Rietberg is the only art museum for non-European cultures in Switzerland. It exhibits an internationally renowned collection of art from Asia, Africa and Ancient America. The exhibitions not only focus on the fascinating variety of artistic expression, but also raise interest and understanding of foreign cultures, views and religions. By 2013 the original collection of 1 500 art pieces had increased tenfold.
Swiss Re is a sponsor of the Museum Rietberg since 1999.
Besides our significant contribution to the realisation of its “Emerald” building, the unique reception area and atmospheric entrance to the museum’s exhibition rooms, we supported another special project: Shigeru Ban's summer pavilion − which opened during the 2013 Zurich Festival.
The Japanese star architect created a mobile pavillon for the Villa Wesendonk terrace out of astonishing material – cardboard and ultra-light carbon supports. The pavillon was set up again in 2014 as an arena and stage for various events as part of the Zurich Festival.
In 2016 we are supporting the exhibition Gardens of the World.
Gardens of the World
13. 05. 16 – 09. 10. 16
Gardens tell stories – stories of a yearning for paradise, stories of love, retreat, power and beauty. Museum Rietberg invites you to take a stroll through the world of gardens from Japan to England and from Ancient Egypt to the present day. Located in a historic garden – the Rieterpark – the museum itself will form part of a unique exhibition opening the eyes of all garden-lovers.
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