With a diverse collection from various eras, the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen has garnered international attention. Focusing on contemporary and modern art, the museum also stages temporary exhibitions. This year, for the first time, it is making its collection available to the public and, until the end of August, it will Display Arp Gehr Matisse, a Show examining three exceptional artistic voices of the 20th century. Modelled after the Alte Pinakothek in Munich and its neoclassical style, the Kunstmuseum was designed by architect Johann Christoph Kunkler. The public opening took place on 8 October 1877 and, in the following hundred years, the Kunstmuseum accumulated an impressive collection. Valuable graphic reproductions by Dürer, Rembrandt and Callot, artistic heights of Dutch paintings and German paintings from romanticism to impressionism are all included in the collection. After closing due to deterioration in 1970, the museum was extensively restored and finally reopened in 1987.