Segantini Museum St. Moritz

Gottardo Segantini, Poster 1908. Segantini Museum, St. Moritz

The Segantini Museum in St. Moritz houses the most complete and important collection of works by Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899). The building was developed by the architect Nicolaus Hartmann (1880-1956) in 1908 and enlarged in 1999. The museum is also an institution dedicated to educating about and exploring his works, their impact and position in the history of art and culture. The museum was closed in 2019 due to a new renovation and modernization but is open to the public again. The famous Tryptych of the alpine landscape originally meant to become a panorama of around 100 meters, is also back from its temporary location in the museum of art in Lugano (Museo d’arte della Svizerra italiana).

Principality of Liechtenstein

Photo: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

On the occasion of the anniversary of three hundred years of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the exhibition (Liechtenstein – von der Zukunft der Vergangenheit/Liechtenstein. On the Future of the Past) shows masterpieces from the 15th to 19th century from the major collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein, artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries from the collection of the Museum of Art Liechtenstein, accompanied by loans from the Hilti Art Foundation Collection and the Batliner Collection. The Princely Collections contain superb works of European art, paintings, and sculptures from the early Renaissance to Austrian Romanticism. The collection of Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein is devoted to modernist art and particularly to contemporary art, with the holdings of the Hilti Art Foundation and the Batliner Collection featuring masterpieces from classical modernism to contemporary art. In this way, the exhibition pursues a special narrative. Juxtaposing works from different eras, the show opens up a dialogue and allows visitors to experience the continuity of fundamental questions concerning the history of humankind.

The Years 350-1000 in The Romandie

The history museums of Sion (Geschichtsmuseum Valeria, from 15.6.2019 to 05.1.2020) and Lausanne (Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Lausanne from 07.02.2020 to 28.06.2020) present an exhibition covering the period from 350 to 1000 years in French-speaking Switzerland, also known as the Romandie, the area between the Alps and the Jura. The exhibitions offer partly identical, partly different objects, murals, maps and animations relating to this region and in particular Vaud and Valais. The joint publication Aux sources du Moyen Age. Entre Alpes et Jura de 350 à l’an 1000 (Gollion, 2019) accompanies both exhibitions. The period between the end of the Roman Empire (5th century) and the year 1000, the early Middle Ages, is (too) often presented as a dark time of barbarians and decline. Both exhibitions invite you to rediscover this period. The inhabitants, trade relations, Christian religion, (material) culture and politics are put into perspective. Language and writing are also presented, especially the bilingualism of Wallis (and Switzerland), which goes back to this period.