Expositions en cours

Cartigny's Drawing Room

À l'heure néoclassique


Musée d’art et d’histoire

Building on the momentum of the Antique Season currently under way, the Museum of Art and History takes this chance to delve into its collections and present treasures of Neoclassicism in the drawing room of the Château de Cartigny, designed in 1805 by architect Jean Jaquet (1745-1839). A selection of silverware featuring Greco-Roman motifs, lyre-guitars, Pompeii-inspired furniture is displayed alongside micro-mosaic jewellery and Grecian dress.

The breadth of pieces presented speaks of an emerging decorative and formal repertoire, influenced in no small part by the archaeological discoveries made in Herculaneum (1738) and Pompeii (1748). It reveals the profound impact that the antique craze had on the decorative arts, and as a result on everyday lifestyle in the late 18th century. The exhibition finds a unique echo in this authentic setting with its characteristic display of carved wood mouldings — a quintessential feature of Genevan interiors of Neoclassical style.

Free entrance


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Musée d’art et d’histoire
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève
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Ouvert de 11h à 18h, fermé le lundi

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Entrée libre aux collections permanentes. Expositions temporaires: prix variable selon les expositions. Entrée libre jusqu'à 18 ans et le premier dimanche du mois.


TPG : Bus 3–5–7–36 et Tram 12
Parking : Saint-Antoine


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