Art and history museum

Geneva

Genf: Tunnel 2

Genf: Tunnel 2

Genf: Tunnel 3

Genf: Tunnel 3

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: A1 - La Praille dir Acacias

Genf: Tunnel 1

Genf: Tunnel 1

Genf: Tunnel 4

Genf: Tunnel 4

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: A1 - Vengeron - dir. Lausanne

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route de Meyrin

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf: Route des Jeunes, Les Acacias, en direction de Carouge

Genf

Genf

Genf

Genf

Genf: Genfersee

Genf: Genfersee

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: Pont de la Machine

Genf: City

Genf: City

Genf: Gebäude des TSR

Genf: Gebäude des TSR

With more than 7,000 pieces ranging from prehistoric finds to contemporary paintings, the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève is one of Switzerland’s largest and most important museums.

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The multi-disciplinary exhibitions focusing on archaeology, fine art and applied art promise multi-faceted insights into the history of art and evolution of culture from prehistory to the present day. The heart of the museum, which opened in 1910, consists of its art collections. Highlights of the department for applied arts include musical instruments, watches, jewellery and textiles along with Byzantine art and icons. The fine art section gathers collections of work ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and features important groups of paintings by Ferdinand Hodler, Félix Vallotton and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. One of the museum’s greatest treasures is the altarpiece painted by Konrad Witz in 1444, regarded as the first realistic portrayal of landscape in European painting.

Highlights 2016/17

27 May–11 September 2016
Musée Rath
Révélations

Geneva’s photography collections

7 October 2016–19 February 2017
Musée d’art et d’histoire

Fortified Castles

Geneva and Savoy in the 14th century

21 October 2016–22 January 2017
Cabinet d’arts graphiques

Gérald Cramer and his artists: Chagall, Miró, Moore

2 December 2016–19 March 2017
Musée Rath

Nightfall

The myths of Frankenstein and the vampire

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