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Musée Ariana
© Musée Ariana - Mauro Magliani & Barbara Piovan


Tactile guided visit

With more than 780 items, dating from the mid-17th to the early 20th century, the Musée Ariana has one of the largest Swiss collections of Japanese ceramics. This ensemble is remarkable for the great richness of its omnipresent painted decoration.
On show for the first time in its entirety, this outstanding body of work traces the compelling history of developments in techniques and styles (blue and white, Imari, Kakiemon, Nabeshima, Satsuma and Kutani) in the Land of the Rising Sun. The main production centres represented offer a vast overview of Japanese ceramics.


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Ariana Museum | 8 July

©  Iva Kostadinova (@ivagva)


To BIG, or not to be

Enough uncertainties, postponements and compromises! The BIG 2021 becomes the 4th Noncancelable Biennale of Art Spaces in Geneva, an edition that will be maintained no matter what. Pandemic or not, we believe that culture must remain unifying, inclusive and present in the public space. The BIG 2021 therefore takes the form of an installation in the heart of the city, evolving, hybrid and collective.






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Rousseau Island | Until 27 July

© Ville de Genève


32 free open-air concerts

It is with joy and pride that we are able to announce 32 concerts which will take place this summer in Geneva! After months of restrictions and lockdowns, we look forward to spending musical nights in good company, in our city’s beautiful parks. From Tuesday to Friday, at the Botanical Gardens and the Ella Fitzgerald Stage in Parc La Grange, musicians and ensembles will share their passion for music with us.


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Diverses locations | Until 27 August

Festival des Bastions
©  Nathalie Mastail


Free open-air concerts

An exciting programme for music lovers but accessible to the uninitiated with 7 unique and free concerts in an idyllic setting more than a century old - the Café Restaurant in the Parc des Bastions - whose primary vocation has always been music with its Kiosk. The artists will perform in the rotunda, which is completely open and overlooks the park.



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Parc des Bastions | 8 & 14 July, 25 & 29 August



© MAH - Mike Sommer


Thematic visits, drinks and DJ sets

On the first Thursday of July and August, the MAH is open for a stroll along the water and a more or less watered-down aperitif in the courtyard, hosted by Jérôme Soudan or DJ Riddler (DJ set in the museum’s courtyard from 6PM until 9PM) : 

- Painting the water: the Lake Geneva artists 

- Saved from the water: aquatic archaeology 

- Water creatures: mythology and legends




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Museum of Art and History | 5 August


The Clock by Christian Marclay

Modern Contemporary Art Museum

The Fondation PLAZA and MAMCO, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Geneva, present The Clock, a hypnotic 24-hour video art installation by Swiss-American artist Christian Marclay. The film, which made its debut at the 2011 Venice Biennale, will be shown at Geneva’s historic Plaza Cinema.
Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, The Clock is a virtuoso 24-hour-long montage of thousands of color and black and white film clips in which Time appears, one way or another.


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MAMCO | Until 18 July

Visite guidée - Russie
© Genève pas cher

Guided Tour of geneva's Russian TraiL

Let's discover the most Russian of Swiss cities

Geneva is full of fascinating stories about its relationship with Russia. Diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Russia are two centuries old, but the ties between the two countries go back much further. 

Every day we pass by buildings such as Slatkine café, Rue Francois-Le-Fort, Société de Lecture, Université des Bastions or Rath Museum... Did you know that all these places confirm the close links between Geneva and Russia? Yulia Zelenova invites you to discover them during this guided walk.


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23 July 10AM - Noon

© Bibliothèque de Genève

Wild Posters, militant memories

Posters exhibition

In the 1970s, a galaxy of protest groups and movements was formed in Geneva. In the wake of the May '68 posters, their members drew, wrote, printed and pasted on the walls of the city calls for reflection and demonstration. Wild posters, banners brandished during demonstrations, graffiti... Slogans are shouted with different media, texts and images invading the public space. 
Although all slogans are written in French, these posters’ graphism expresses and illustrates well the Geneva contestatory mouvements of the time. 

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Geneva Library | Until 4 September

© MEG, Johnathan Watts

In connection with the Earth

Thinking about sustainability with the MEG collections. 

MEG invites visitors to take inspiration from the objects presented in the permanent exhibition to rethink our relationship with nature.
In this guided tour, we will address the issue of sustainability in the use of natural resources to imagine, following the example of indigenous peoples, alternatives to the current climate degradation and act sustainably in our daily lives






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Geneva Museum of Ethnography | 11 July & 29 August

© Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève


Bilingual Open-Air Exhibition

Do you know that diversity is not the result of competition alone but also of cooperation, mutual benefits and complex relationships between species? The Grand Bazaar of Evolution invites us to question the impact ours had on all others, but also to marvel at the extraordinary diversity of the Living and its history. It certainly has not been a long, gently flowing river... A stroll in Geneva botanical gardens, from the lake to the pool of the Winter Garden, helps us learn about the striking events of Life’s evolution on our planet and understand the mechanisms of biodiversity thanks to bilingual and interactive exhibition displays.


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CJBG | Until 17 October 


Aboard the Mayflower : The sailing continues

International Museum of the Reformation

Hop on the emblematic boat that crossed the Atlantic in 1620, and join the first Pilgrim Fathers of America. This unforgettable virtual reality experience was designed by Artanim for the exhibition “CALVIN IN AMERICA”. Visitors are invited on board the ship that crossed the Atlantic in 1620.
The MIR (International Museum of the Reformation) in Geneva traces the history of the Reformation initiated by Martin Luther, John Calvin and others. 





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International Museum of the Reformation 


Département de la culture

et de la transition numérique

Route de Malagnou 19, 1208 Genève