MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE (ART AND HISTORY MUSEUM)
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Take advantage of your walk in the Old Town to take a trip back in time. The Museum of Art and History is one of the largest in Switzerland, 7,000 m² to visit and discover, 212 steps to climb to discover the jewels on each floor. This beautiful building, built between 1902 and 1910 by Marc Camoletti, and whose majestic façade imitates that of the Petit-Palais at the 1900 Paris Universal Exhibition, houses permanent collections devoted to archaeology, fine arts and applied arts. It is the custodian of 650,000 objects, of which about 7,000 are on display. From the ancient marbles in the inner courtyard to the rooms devoted to the history of the Escalade (attack on Geneva by the Savoyards on the night of 11-12 December 1602), the museum, with its rich collection, is the pride of Geneva. Depending on your sensitivity you can discover several eras that have shaped our history and civilization. It has an important collection of prehistoric objects and the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities in Switzerland. The Near East, Greece, the Etruscans and Rome form a journey that ends in the Christian era. The fine arts offer works from the 15th to the 20th century, including Konrad Witz's famous Miraculous Fishing by Konrad Witz (1444), which highlights the landscape of Geneva, and important ensembles by Liotard, Hodler and Vallotton. The Italian, French, Dutch and English schools are also well represented, in paintings and drawings, as well as the Swiss and European 19th century with Corot, Renoir, Monet, Cézanne and Van Gogh. Expressionist and New Realism works complete this journey through time and art. One or two temporary exhibitions are presented each year.
Exhibition 2020 Salon de Cartigny. Neoclassical time until October 2020.
To take a break: the Barocco, the MAH's restaurant, is set up in summer in the museum's inner courtyard, in an exceptional setting! ✆ +41 22 418 26 82.
Family area: space dedicated to children and workshops for children and their parents offered throughout the year.
Afterwork: the MAH has thought of everything! In our hectic lives, let's dare to offer ourselves relaxing outings where we can take advantage of the opportunity to cultivate ourselves. On the programme: a speed dating, not with a possible soul mate, but with a painting! We also organise workshops, meetings with artists... This is an exceptional setting for evenings out!
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Open from 11am to 6pm. Closed on Mondays. Free admission to the permanent collections.
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