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Museum Rietberg Review
Dancing Indian Shivas, contemplative Tibetan thangkas, late-18th-century literary paintings from China, and royal Benin bronzes from Nigeria: these are just a few of the treasures in the prodigious gathering of non-European art on view. This is the only museum of its kind in Switzerland, with the main focus on Asia, Africa, and Ancient America.The main collection is on view in the huge underground Smaragd Building. The Villa Wesendonck, the famous Neoclassical jewel that was once a fabled home to Richard Wagner (it was for the lady of the house that he wrote his Wesendonck Songs) houses objects from India, the pre-Columbian Americas, Australia, and the Pacific Islands; there's more Indian, Islamic, and Oriental art in an adjacent museum, the Park-Villa Rieter. From the city center, follow Seestrasse south about 1¾ km (1 mile) until you see signs for the museum; or take Tram 7 to the Rietberg Museum stop.
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