Currently closed for renovation.
From Sunday, 27 October 2019:
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11.00–17.00
Easter Monday, Näfelser Fahrt, Landsgemeinde, Ascension Day, Whit Monday, 1 August and All Saint’s Day 11.00–17.00
Good Friday, 24/25/31 December and 1 January closed
Train: From Zürich go direction Glarus or Chur, change in Ziegelbrücke, take regional train to Glarus.
Car: Highway Zürich-Chur. Exit: Niederurnen-Näfels-Glarus. Main road to Glarus. In Glarus go in direction of the railway station and public park "Volksgarten".
Adults: Fr. 10.–
Reduced: Fr. 5.–
Kunsthaus Glarus provides a platform for the presentation of Swiss and international contemporary art and the collections of Glarner Kunstverein as well as regional artistic production. Since the mid-1990s, Kunsthaus Glarus has made a name for itself within the Swiss museum landscape and on the international art scene with incisive presentations of contemporary art positions and has become, despite its peripheral location, an important hub for contemporary Swiss art. Kunsthaus Glarus focuses in particular on following the creative output of a younger generation of artists who have not yet or have rarely shown in institutional contexts in Switzerland. Swiss artists who are well-known today, including Urs Fischer, Ugo Rondinone, Raphael Hefti, Kilian Rüthemann or Vanessa Safavi, had their first solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Glarus. The first-time presentations of international positions within the institutional framework in Switzerland have also been possible, including Saadane Afif, Maja Bajevic, Nina Beier, Neil Beloufa, Peter Doig, Robert Kinmont or Yorgos Sapountizis. As the only major art institution in the Canton of Glarus, the Kunsthaus is also responsible for the artistic heritage of the region and is continuously building bridges between contemporary positions and works from the collection of Glarner Kunstverein.
In addition, exhibitions based on the Glarner Kunstverein collection are also shown in parallel with presentations of contemporary art. Once a year, Glarner Kunstverein organizes an exhibition of local artists at the Kunsthaus. This is an unjuried exhibition open to all regional artists from which the Fokus Prize is then awarded. The winner receives the opportunity to present his or her work the following year in a solo exhibition.
Im Volksgarten, 8750 Glarus, Switzerland