Centre Albert Anker in Ins. Foto/Photo: ©Alexander Jaquemet

Opening of the Centre Albert Anker in Ins

The Centre Albert Anker in Ins (Canton Bern) reopened to the public on 7 June after 12 years of renovation.

The complex explores the artistic, political, and social life of Swiss artist Albert Anker (1831-1910) in the authentic setting of his home, studio, and extension with an art pavilion.

The Centre Albert Anker includes the authentic atelier, his residence and the newly built art pavilion in the garden.

The family has not touched the atelier for seven generations, and its preserved condition makes it unique in Switzerland. The residence gives an insight into the daily life of the Anker family.

The permanent exhibition shows the artist’s living and working environment in 15 themes. The man, politician and artist is shown both in his native village of Ins and in the national and international context of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The reception hall of the new pavilion. Photo: ©Alexander Jaquemet

The first temporary exhibition in the pavilion is dedicated to Anker’s travels to southern Europe between 1861 and 1891. Entitled ‘Light of the South’, it will include more than 20 little-known small-format travel paintings in impressionist style and small oil paintings.

The Kunstmuseum Bern is currently hosting the exhibition ‘Albert Anker—Reading Girls’ (until 21.7.2024).

(Source and further information: Centre Albert Anker)