The Kunsthaus Langenthal organizes temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. The main focus is on current Swiss art. Thematic group exhibitions reflect current questions. The Kunsthaus also regularly showcases historical photography. Events and educational formats for visitors of all ages accompany the exhibitions.
The Kunsthaus occupies the first and second floor of the heritage site “Choufhüsi” in the heart of Langenthal. The striking, late-baroque building with the clocktower was built according to the plans of Joseph Purtschert between 1790 and 1808. Until 1894 it served as a merchant building, then as community hall until 1992. The Kunsthaus is led by the Kunstverein Oberaargau, which initiated the conversion of the “Choufhüsi” and has been running the Kunsthaus since 1992.
The Kunsthaus is a member of the Schweizerischer Kunstverein, Verein Schweizer Institutionen zeitgenössischer Kunst, Verband der Museen Schweiz, International Council of Museums (ICOM) and Verein der Museen im Kanton Bern.
Leading exhibition technician
Administration and Reception team
Jutta Bernhard, Rita Cappellucci, Dagmar Derbort, Ruth Fischer, Lydia Gerster, Marianne Günter, Judith Hasler, Assol Herasymenko, Marianne Marending, Emilie Merten, Therese Nützi, Elvira Skoba, Frieda Solari
Katia Masson-Gallucci (President) Martina Flury Witschi (Vice President), Mirjam Steiner Bernet (Kassierin), Philipp Buser, Marcelle Lehmann Ernst, Marianne Ingold, Cora Maurer, Daniel Nyfeler