Baumgartenstrasse 23
Phone: +41 (0)52 625 25 15
Fax: +41 (0)52 625 84 74
Website: http://www.raussmueller-c

Raussmüller Collection & Hallen Für Neue Kunst

“The experience of visiting the Hallen is overwhelming.” (H. Searing)

The most important project of the Raussmüller Collection is the Hallen für Neue Kunst in Schaffhausen. Founded in 1982 by Urs and Christel Raussmüller, created specifically for space related art and seminally installed with prestigious works, the Hallen has been the leading museum for New Art since its opening for the public in 1984.

Important works and groups of works of the Raussmüller Collection - amongst other loans - are shown in the Hallen für Neue Kunst. A considerable part of Raussmüller Collection & Projects' activities takes place there, not least a variety of art mediation. Direct and new information on art and artists, activities and events is available on the website of the Hallen für Neue Kunst.

Raussmüller Collection & Projects – short: Raussmüller Collection – is a non-profit-making cultural organisation. It owns important works of New Art and makes this art available for the public. The Raussmüller Collection establishes spaces for art (see: Hallen für Neue Kunst), makes exhibitions, develops educational programs, edits and publishes books on art.

 Permanent Collection Highlights (1)

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Permanent Collection

In an unique atmosphere new paintings of Ryman and Mangold as well as an extraordinary group of works by Bruce Nauman are to be experienced. In the center of the "Hallen" towers the large space sculpture "Das Kapital Raum 1970 - 1977" from Joseph Beuys.


Carl Andre
Andre’s sculptures – spatial arrangements of similar elements – are places of archaic presence. The Hallen für Neue Kunst show an exemplary selection of works, among them the legendary “Cuts” from 1967 (ca. 9 x 12 meters) and one of his first metal-squares from 1968.

Joseph Beuys
Less than two years before his death, Beuys combined his complex work „Das Kapital Raum 1970-1977“ with one room in the “Hallen”, erected especially for Joseph Beuys and his work by Urs Raussmüller. The two-storied installation has the importance of an artistic legacy.

Dan Flavin
Flavin’s discovery of the standardized fluorescent tube as an artistic medium marks the birth of Minimal Art in 1963. In the Hallen für Neue Kunst, Dan Flavin is presented with significant early works like “The Nominal Three” (1963) and “Monument I for V. Tatlin” from 1964.

Donald Judd
Judd’s „specific objects“ are simple, modular solids. As serial sequences on the floor or on the walls of a room, they structure volumes and make them available for perception. The Hallen für Neue Kunst show two of Judd’s characteristic multiple works from 1966 and 1972/73.

Jannis Kounellis
Kounellis creates sensual images from materials of the most diverse origin and meaning. One can see the temporal and thematic range of his art exhibited in the Hallen für Neue Kunst in strong, space related installati...+ [ Read all ]


Advancing the Experience
Robert Ryman and Urs Raussmüller at the Hallen für Neue Kunst
Set up of the 3rd, updated overview on Robert Ryman’s work since 1983 with more than 40 Ryman paintings from the 1950’s till today
Opening 1 June 2008


Forthcoming exhibitions

Mario Merz. Isola della frutta
Exhibition in cooperation with D.E.Howald Collection
Opening on 14 September 2008


Regular CHF 14.00
Reduced CHF 8.00

Opening hours

Sat 15–17 h. Sun 11–17 h

Tue – Fri by appointment
(call for information)

closed on Mon

4th floor closed from
20 April to 31 May 08
for installation purposes

Getting there

International Airports

International flights from Zürich-Kloten (ca. 40 km), Basel-Mulhouse (ca. 90 km), Stuttgart (D, ca. 170 km)


From Zurich five trains each hour, from Basel three connections via Zurich every hour
DB via Basel Bad Bf every hour

By Car

Zürich: A1/A4, 50 km
Basel via Zürich: A3/A4, ca. 120 km, ca. 90 min., exit Schaffhausen-Süd
Basel via Rheinfelden, Waldshut (D), Neuhausen (CH): E54, 100 km, ca. 90 min.
Stuttgart (D): A81, ca. 170 km




Publications with possibility of online ordering

Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Lectures & activities


Group Visits
by appointment only
also outside of regular opening hours

special programs in English
call for information


visits by appointment
guided tours also in English


Patrons of New Art

The association Patrons of New Art has the aim to support the operation and cultural activities of the Hallen für Neue Kunst. Its members benefit from special programs with excursions and events.

Venue hire

Seminars & Con

"The Hallen are a magic place - capable to change people."

More (in German)

Raussmüller Collection:
Hallen für Neue Kunst:, +41 (0)52 625 2515