The Rupfs were the first private Swiss collectors to occupy themselves with abstract art. At the beginning, they were guided by their personal taste in the formation of their collection and in 1954 their holdings—approximately 250 artworks as well as many art books—were given to the Museum of Fine Arts Bern as a foundation, an extremely significant contribution to the museum’s collection. Today, the foundation’s collection consists of more than 900 works including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. Read more.
Subscribe to the Apollo newsletter
In the news
The discovery of a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a grim justification of its existence
Moscow’s Khrushchev-era apartment blocks are hardly good housing, but their residents are unlikely to get a better replacement
The UK’s City of Culture is home to a selection of great public buildings – from a late gothic masterpiece, to a state of the art ‘subquarium’