Place de Neuve
with an English-speaking guide
19 May 2018
10H45 for 11H00
Optional: 13H00 Italian lunch at own expense:
25 Bvd Georges-Favon 1204 (behind Grütli)
This is a private guided tour of the exhibition.
The museum opens at 11H00, so please come early with: 1) museum entry fee of CHF 15 per person, OR justification for reduces fee CHF 10 if you are retired, a student or chômeurs OR free entry, and 2) CHF 2 COIN (refunded) for a locker.
Event price for guide only: Member: CHF 20 each. Non-member partner/guest: CHF 25 each. Those who join us for lunch will pay for their meal separately. This price DOES NOT include entry.
Booking and payment: Limit of 2 per member: member and one partner/guest. Maximum 20 participants. Deadline May16.
Then email or SMS Robert Race (firstname.lastname@example.org or 079.869.2946) to indicate if you plan to join for lunch.
The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Ferdinand Hodler in his apartment on the quai du Mont-Blanc. He lived in Geneva from 1871 - when he came to study with Barthélemy Menn - until his death. The Musées d'art d'histoire (MAH) possesses about 150 paintings, 800 drawings, notebooks and prints (and even his furniture!) - the largest collection of his works.
MAH and Kunstmuseum Bern – cities of Holder's birth (1853) and death on 19 May– have joined forces to pay tribute to him with exhibitions on the theme of parallelism. In a lecture given in 1897 – entitled The Artist's Mission – Holder set out his vision of nature and the world, organized in his view into large parallel lines. This visual and sensory experience was to inspire his compositions, being applied to mountains, clouds, and forests, as well as to people, alone or in groups or in action.
Our guided tour will explore and explain Hodler's pictorial system with numerous examples.