Lucerne Art Society

The legal basis of Kunstmuseum Luzern is Lucerne Art Society (Kunstgesellschaft Luzern, KGL). Founded in 1819 with a view to establishing a forum for artists and devotees of art, and to creating spaces for exhibitions in the mid-term, Lucerne Art Society opened a museum of its own in the Kunst- und Kongresshaus built by Armin Meili in 1933. Today, Lucerne Art Society has about 2,200 members.

Kunstmuseum Luzern collects, preserves and exhibits art as well as it educates its visitors with regard to art and the exhibitions. The more members Lucerne Art Society has, the better Kunstmuseum Luzern can perform these demanding duties. It is only thanks to the Art Society with its membership of over 2,500 that the many exhibitions, the varied accompanying programme, the expansion of the collection and the funded publications are even possible.

Whether in discussions, in ideas or projects, the Kunstmuseum always strives for great openness. Kunstmuseum Luzern is a place of engagement with important contemporary themes. The members of Kunstgesellschaft Luzern are the immediate environment of the Kunstmuseum and make a considerable contribution to these discussions.

Members of Lucerne Art Society have free entrance to Kunstmuseum Luzern as well as 16 other art institutions across Switzerland. They receive discounts on publications and editions by Kunstmuseum Luzern. Family membership automatically includes membership of the Children’s Club of Kunstmuseum Luzern. Company members receive four membership cards. The membership refers to one calender year. New memberships which are applied for after 01 October of a calendar year will only be charged from 01 January of the following year.



Andi Scheitlin

Manuela Müller


Manuela Müller

Committee Members
Judith Albert
Manuel Berger
Letizia Ineichen, Delegate of the Stadt Luzern
Hubert Hofmann
Thomas Lussi
Beat Lütolf
Vacant Delegate of the Kanton Luzern



  • free entry in the exhibitions
  • invitation to openings and events
  • informationen about the exhibition programme
  • discounts on our catalogues and editions

as Family

  • free membership of the Children’s Club or the Youth Club of the Kunstmuseum for your children

as Company

  • four membership cards
  • discount on Kunstbulletin magazine

free admission to other art museums

Kunsthaus Aarau, Haus für Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Kunstraum Baden, Kunsthalle Basel, MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona, Kunsthalle Bern, Centre Pasquart, Biel, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, FriArt, Fribourg, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Centre d’édition contemporaine, Genève, Kunsthaus Glarus, Kunsthaus Grenchen, Kartause Ittingen/Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Kunsthaus Langenthal, Musée des beaux-arts de la Ville du Locle, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Musée jurassien des arts, Moutier, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz, CAN Centre d’Art Neuchâtel, Kunstmuseum Olten, Musée d’art de Pully, Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Museum Allerheiligen Schaffhausen, Fundaziun Nairs, Scuol, Ferme-Asile, Sion, Walliser Kantonsmuseen, Sion, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Kunstmuseum Thun, Kunst Museum Winterthur (Beim Stadthaus, Reinhart am Stadtgarten), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Yverdon-les-Bains, Kunsthaus Zug, Kunsthalle Zürich, Shedhalle Zürich


CHF 90.–Single membership
CHF 50.– Artists
CHF 30.– Young people, Students (till 25 Jahre)
CHF 120.–Couple membershop (one addresse)
CHF 80.– Artist Couples
CHF 150.–Families
CHF 110.–Artist Families
CHF 500.–Company membership
CHF 300.– Benefactor membership (for privat purpose only)
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