Forever Young – The Langmatt's Most Significant Pictures

The Berlin band «Alphaville» stormed the international charts with the catchy tune «Forever Young», in 1984. The lyrics evoke the romantic longing for eternal life. What there is for no one deserves the Langmatt's outstanding Impressionist collection, as does the entire historical ensemble.

Before the museum closes for renovation from 2024 to 2025, Forever Young will show all the paintings of French Impressionism, other important groups of works by Corot and Boudin, and the Venetian vedute, one more time. Sidney and Jenny Brown started their collection of around 50 Impressionist paintings remarkably early. They acquired the majority of these works between 1908 and 1919, when French Impressionism was still considered contemporary art. Profit considerations or social prestige could therefore not have been a motivation for collecting. Almost all the well-known names are represented: Cassatt, Cézanne, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir and Sisley. Today, the Langmatt is one of the most important private collections of Impressionism in Europe.

During the museum's closure period, the collection goes on exhibition tour and is shown by major museums in French-speaking Switzerland, Germany and Austria.


Main picture: Camille Pissarro, Pea Harvest, Eragny, 1893, oil on canvas, 46,2 × 55,1 cm, Museum Langmatt


Events (in German)

Sat, 3.6.2023, 17 Uhr
Vernissage (together with Raumfahrt VII)

Wed, 5.7.2023, 12.15–13.15 Uhr
Guided tour with Daniela Minneboo, Assistant Curator

Thurs, 27.7.2023, 15–15.30 Uhr
Afternoon Arts: Paul Gaugins Still Life with Bowl of Fruit and Lemons with Jonas Huggenberger, Scientific Researcher Collection

Thurs, 12.10.2023, 15–15.30 Uhr
Afternoon Arts: Camille Pissarros Pea Harvest, Eragny with Ruth Vuilleumier, Art Historian

Wed, 18.10.2023, 12.15 –13.15 Uhr
Guided tour with Jonas Huggenberger, Scientific Researcher Collection


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Opening times and tickets

Tues.–Fri.14.00–17.00 hrs
Sat. / Sun.11.00–17.00 hrs
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