The Museum Langmatt collection was significantly founded by Sidney and Jenny Brown between 1900 and 1933. The heart of the collection consists of around 50 outstanding French Impressionist paintings by artists including Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. This unique ensemble also includes valuable French furniture from the 18th and 19th century, sculptures, drawings, textiles, silver, and porcelain, and also Chinese ceramics.
Famous Impressionist paintings can be found under the title «Digital Collection» on the collection’s website and on Instagram, accompanied by text by Langmatt director Markus Stegmann from the Chamber of the Heart publication. In some cases, this is supplemented by a short audio piece, written by Daniela Minneboo and taken from the new audioguide to Chamber of the Heart.
In the former library of Sidney H. Brown (1898-1970), the mediation vessel Schaufenster Archiv (Showcase Archive) shows selected archival materials from the extensive holdings of the museum archive. The archive was systematically catalogued in 2017-18; it contains, among other things, documents, letters, postcards, diaries and photographs from the Brown family estate. The Schaufenster Archiv is reissued two to three times a year and offers exemplary insights into the archives of the Museum Langmatt.
The Museum Langmatt celebrates its thirtieth anniversary in 2020. In a retrospective view, the current Schaufenster Archiv illuminates the life and legacy of the founder John Alfred Brown. The presentation "John A. Brown and his Gift to the City of Baden" is on view from August 30 to December 6, 2020.