Kunstmuseum Chur. Photo: TES.

Villa Planta and Modernity

The Villa Planta is named after Jacques Ambrosius von Planta (1826-1901). The building was designed as a private residence by the architect Johannes Ludwig (1815-1888).

The neoclassical building has a prestigious front façade decorated by the portico and pair of sphinxes flanking the staircase, Pompeian wall paintings, and Byzantine paintwork, referring to the owner’s occupation as a businessman in the Orient.

The Villa is the Museum of Fine Arts of Grisons since 1990.

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