1.3.2020 – 6.12.2020

Chamber of the Heart – 30 Years of the Museum Langmatt

In early 2020, the Museum Langmatt will be 30 years old. When it first opened its doors to the public, on the 21st of April 1990, people flocked to the Langmatt in order to see the outstanding collection of French Impressionist pictures for the first time. Sidney and Jenny Brown acquired the bulk of their collection between 1908 and 1990. At that time, their subsequent value could not have been foreseen, as the Impressionists were still controversial and much debated even among art experts. They were not welcomed by the wider audience. Thus, the Browns’ main motive can hardly have been one of prestige or of financial gain. The Browns collected art that they loved.

To celebrate the anniversary, we are holding a comprehensive exhibition of the collection entitled Chamber of the Heart – 30 Years of the Museum Langmatt. This is a presentation of a wide variety of the most significant and interesting images and objects in the collection in the painting gallery – the “heart chamber” of the Langmatt. What is the Langmatt truly made of? What is the “spirit” behind it? Which artworks represent the heart of the collection? The spectrum ranges from outstanding masterpieces of French Impressionism to selected highlights of artistic craftwork, furnishings, Asian ceramics, silver, and porcelain. As in the era of the Browns, pictures, artistic craftwork, furniture, and carpets are on display in a dense, positively baroque presentation.

Publication on the most important works in the exhibition: Heart Chamber – 30 Years Museum Langmatt
With texts by Margot Bergman, Norbert Bisky, Josef Bürge, Monika Cavedon, Isabel Haupt, Martin Heller, Patrick Nöthiger, Ursula Palla, Thomas Pauli-Gabi, Eva-Maria Preiswerk-Lösel, Rudolf Velhagen and Ruth Vuilleumier. Available in our shop.

You can listen to the 15 audio pieces here, or directly on the Hearonymus app

 

 

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Visitor information Chamber of the HeartFloor plan

Overview

Termine

Sonntag, 16. August, 11.00 Uhr
Führung durch die Ausstellung mit Daniela Minneboo, Assistenzkuratorin.

Sonntag, 27. September 2020, 11.00 Uhr
Freunde des Museums zeigen ihre Langmatt:Rundgang mit Iva Marelli im Rahmen der Ausstellung.

Mittwoch, 21. Oktober 2020, 12.15 Uhr
Führung durch die Ausstellung mit Markus Stegmann, Direktor Museum Langmatt.

Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2020, 11.00 Uhr
Freunde des Museums zeigen ihre Langmatt: Rundgang mit Erich Obrist im Rahmen der Ausstellung.

Donnerstag, 5. November 2020, 20.00 Uhr
Bildrausch: Vier Poet*innen fassen jeweils eines der ausgestellten Werke der Herzkammer in eigene Worte.

Mittwoch, 18. November 2020, 12.15 Uhr
Führung durch die Ausstellung mit Jonas Huggenberger, wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter.

Sonntag, 29. November 2020, 11.00 Uhr
Freunde des Museums zeigen ihre Langmatt: Rundgang mit Beatrice Stocker im Rahmen der Ausstellung.

Sonntag, 6. Dezember 2020, 11:00 Uhr
Letzte Führung durch die Ausstellung und Jahresausblick 2021 mit Markus Stegmann, Direktor Museum Langmatt.

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Opening times and tickets

Tues.–Fri. 14.00–17.00
Sat. / Sun. 11.00–17.00
  
Young people under 18:free admission
Standard price of admission:CHF 12.-
Reduced price of admission:CHF 10.-
Standard price for event attendance:CHF 15.-
Reduced price for event attendance:CHF 12.-