Final Exhibition

Albrecht Dürer, Der Zeichner des liegenden Weibes, 1525, from: Underweysung der Messung, 1538, woodcut. Graphische Sammlung ETH Zurich.

The fourth and final exhibition in the 150-year jubilee series of the Collection of Graphic Art (Graphische Sammlung) takes visitors back in time through the history of draughtsmanship. Prints from four centuries shed new light on the development of aesthetic perceptions from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century. They bear witness to the many different ways in which drawing skills have been developed by institutions as part and parcel of training, and illustrate the respective educational approaches involved.



The Hilti Art Foundation

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938), still life with oranges and Tulips, 1909. Collection and photo: Hilti Art Foundation, Vaduz.

The Hilti Art Foundation is showing thirty-six selected paintings and sculptures in the neighbouring museum of art. The exhibition is devoted to an exploration of the female form by Lehmbruck, Hodler, Picasso, Léger, Laurens and Alberto Giacometti, paintings by artists of classical modernism (Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Kandinsky, Klee, Dubuffet and Wols) and paintings from 1980 to the present day.

A history of bathing in Lake Geneva

The exhibition pays attention to the long history and culture of bathing in lake Geneva (Lac Léman). The lake knows 121 officially recognized spots of bathing nowadays, in Vevey, Lausanne, Genève, Montreux, Nyon and many other Swiss and French (Thonon et Évian les-Bains). The show tells the (ancient) story of bathing and its culture. Fashion, tourism, architecture of buildings, quality of the water, health and many other aspects are being dealt with, including the presence of famous visitors, such as Voltaire, Hergé, Courbet, Louis XVIII, Brigitte Bardot and many others.