CHILDREN IN SWISS ART: FROM AGASSE TO HODLER 26 Mar - 31 Dec 2020
This exhibition recounts the evolution of depictions of children in Swiss art between 1830 and 1920, offering a new perspective on the museum’s collections. From the 18th century onwards, children started to be recognised as human beings in their own right. They were suddenly allowed into the circle of social, moral and political concerns. Their needs, peculiarities, education, health and hygiene became topics of consideration for philosophers, biologists and doctors alike. The first education novels appeared in the wake of the release of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Émile. The theme peaked in the 19th century, both in literature, with new popular characters including Oliver Twist, Heidi and Little Lord Fauntleroy, and in the visual arts.
REFRESHING THE FINE ARTS GALLERIES: LAST INSTALLMENT 09 Jun - 31 Dec 2020
After the two first sections inaugurated during the springs of 2018 and 2019, the launch of the entirely refreshed Fine Arts wing will be complete in March 2020, with the final unveiling of the halls dedicated to the period spanning the 14th through the 19th centuries. Designed as a foretaste of the future halls of the MAH extension and restauration project, the new space will feature an updated selection of pieces – about half of which newly on display, while the other half will once again be visible after extensive conservation-restoration work. The exhibition offers a journey through time, from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. It was curated with an approach that is both chronological and themed; not only offering a narrative of art history through masterpieces, but also of the evolution of taste and ideas.
"ETCHING IS FASHIONABLE", 1840 – 1910 - 04 Sep - 13 Dec 2020
« Clearly, etching is becoming fashionable » notes Charles Baudelaire in April 1862, highlighting in an article the growing interest in this spontaneous and direct medium. The discussion develops in artistic and intellectual circles and focuses more on the function of the line, space or atmosphere than on specific subject-matters. Considered as the contemporary and most up-to-date artistic form, etching thus redefines the aesthetic standards of printmaking and introduced new ways of production and distribution.
FRED BOISSONNAS AND THE MEDIERRANEAN. A PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY 25 Sep 2020 - 31 Jan 2021
The exhibition is dedicated to the oeuvre of the most prolific member of the “Boissonnas dynasty”, Fred Boissonnas (1858 – 1946). It sheds light on a whole aspect of his career that is both underappreciated and crucial: his journeys on the Mediterranean Sea, which he spent the first three decades of the 20th century roaming in search of light, of the Great Greece and free Egypt, of Homeric settings and Biblical landscapes. Thanks to multiple collaborations, he has created a body of work that promote the subjectivity of the photographic process and the capacity of photography to reconcile the visible with the invisible, geographic features with poetry, a scientific process with imagination. Through his work, he proposed a new interpretation of landscapes and our world’s history. Most of his photographs, presented here for the first time, are part of bequeathed collections now owned by the Bibliothèque de Genève. Both poetic and mesmerising, this exhibition also attempts to provide insight into the ambivalent and passionate relationship between Europe and the Mediterranean.
CITÉ DU TEMPS
The Cité du Temps in Geneva offers a timeless interlude through original art exhibitions, a gallery dedicated to Swatch or simply relaxing with a drink.
PATEK PHILIPPE MUSEUM
Treat yourself to an experience encompassing 500 years of watch history at the patek philippe museum in plainpalais. founded in 2001, the museum houses the most prestigious watchmaking creations by the geneva brand’s master watchmakers, along with an extraordinary collection of watches, musical automata and enamel from the 16th to the 19th centuries and from geneva, switzerland and europe. It is also home to a library that is entirely devoted to watchmaking.
MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART (MAMCO)
For enlightened amateurs or beginners in the realm of modern and contemporary art, mamco is the biggest, the youngest and most contemporary art museum in switzerland. Its work is based on a collection of some 4,000 works, of which it owns one third.
LE GLOBE DE LA SCIENCE ET DE L'INNOVATION - CERN
Mesurant 27 mètres de haut et 40 mètres de diamètre, le Globe est un repère visuel inédit de jour comme de nuit. Au rez-de-chaussée, l'exposition « Univers de particules » offre au visiteur un voyage immersif dans le monde des particules jusqu'au big bang !
Discover the world of the cern, its unusual experiments and its monumental accelerator complex, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Meet the scientists who build and pilot these extraordinary machines.
Discover a site dedicated to Charlie Chaplin, the artist and man. Meet Charlie Chaplin, family man, in the Manoir; embark on a singular journey through the sets of his greatest films at our Hollywood-style Studio; take a peaceful walk in the gardens; and don't forget to round off your visit with a stopover at our Shops before heading to our cafe-restaurant, The Tramp.
THE OLYMPIC MUSEUM
Would you like to relive a few of the great moments from the olympics? To buzz with the champions? The world of the games in all its dimensions is open to you.
MARTIN BODMER FOUNDATION
A museum that is unique in all the world with an inestimable heritage. Testimonies to humankind’s greatest intellectual and spiritual advances are brought together as part of this permanent collection: papyrus, medieval manuscripts, autographs, incunabula, first editions and art editions, archaeological documents and drawings.
MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY
The Museum of Art and History invites you to join a journey through time. Inaugurated in 1910, it features some of the greatest museums in switzerland, with collections of archaeology, applied and fine art in particular.
Geneva’s ethnographic museum groups one of the two most important ethnographic collections in switzerland. Through its reference exhibitions and temporary scenographies, the museum tackles the diversity of cultures and the richness of their differences.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
Geneva, home of the Red Cross, shelters the only museum devoted to the work of Henry Dunant. emotion, discovery, reflection: the museum’s permanent exhibition offers a unique introductory experience to humanitarian activities.
International Museum of the Reformation
The reformation turned the history of europe upside down. created in 2005, thanks to a wonderful collection of objects, paintings, books and manuscripts, the international museum of the reformation exhibits living traces of christianity’s key religious movement. An interesting way to discover a piece of Geneva’s history.
The Maison Tavel is the oldest private house conserved in geneva! destroyed by a fire in 1334, this residence was rebuilt by the noble genevan tavel family, which endowed the house with its distintive character as an urban manion. transformed into a museum in 1986, it offers a chance to discover the urban evolution of the city, along with the different aspects of the past life of its inhabitants.
BOND Symphonique Sunday November 22nd 2020
Bond Symphonique is the first symphonic concert based on musical themes and songs from the James Bond films, performed by 50 musicians from the Column and Musidrama orchestras and 2 singers. You will find in particular the famous James Bond Theme, instrumental music that appears in the introduction of all the films. And of course, all the titles whose only evocation makes you hum the tune straight away: Goldfinger, Diamonds are forever, Goldeneye, Skyfall, Live and let die, Die another day, The living daylights, A view to a kill, You Only Live Twice, Nobody Does It Better ...
The Big Blue Tuesday December 1st 2020
Luc Besson's cult work performed on stage by Eric Serra and his musicians On May 11, 1988, Luc Besson's Le Grand Bleu was released at the cinema. The third feature film by the French director quickly won its cult film stripes. Despite a relatively cold reception from critics, Exploration of the Deep touched audiences to the heart. This success can be explained by the casting led by the very young Jean-Marc Barr and Jean Reno, by sublime images but also by an original soundtrack which marked an entire generation.
Alain SOUCHON Thursday December 17th 2020
The last time he took to the stage it was alongside his accomplice Laurent Voulzy, on a sold-out tour. But it will be more than 6 years since Alain Souchon has filmed in his name. Those who have seen him on stage know that this is his favorite playground.