A Cultural Newsletter

Pick of the month  | June 2019

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Don’t dance alone

Fête de la Musique is back for another year

Like every year, Geneva celebrates the arrival of summer with music! With more than 550 concerts over three days, the Fête de la Musique invites you to dance and sing in the streets of Geneva, with Place de Neuve as the epicentre of all activities! Full agenda to become available online on June 11.


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June 21-23 | Various locations

FĂȘte de la Musique
© Magali Dougados
© Ville de Genève 2013

Culture for the little ones

Guided visits at the MAH

The Musée d’art et d’histoire offers free guided visits in French for children on Wednesdays. In June, the visit will be themed around Apollo, following the museum’s Greco-Roman vibe. The Le bel Apollon visit is free, and doesn’t require reservation.


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June 5 at 3 P.M. | Musée d'art et d'histoire

© Les Atheneennes 2019

Alhambra, oh la la

Contemporary music festival Les Athénéenes

Jazz, classical music, rock… the Festival les Athénéenes has something for everyone. A contemporary music festival at the heart of Geneva, not to be missed!



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June 6-14 | Alhambra and other locations

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© WNG SA 2016

A masquerade

A Verdi melodrama to make you swoon

To close the 2018/19 season, the Grand Théâtre de Genève presents Verdi’s melodrama Un Ballo in Maschera. Inspired by the assassination of Gustave III, King of Sweden, at a masked ball in 1792, Verdi’s work was endlessly censored and rewritten before its 1859 debut at the Teatro Apollo in Rome. Give into the passion and drama as you experience Verdi at his best! The show is subtitled in French and English, and tickets range from CHF 15 to CHF 289.


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June 4-22 | Grand Théâtre de Genève

© Bibliothèque d’art et d’archéologie des Musées d’art et d’histoire

Absolutely fabulous

The influence of Asian textiles in 1920s French fashion

Come see the influence of Chinese and Japanese textiles on the fashions that were all the rage during the Roaring Twenties. In 1920s France, multiple fashion magazines feature watercolour illustrations inspired by Japanese woodblock prints. The Asia Chic exhibition at Fondation Baur brings these two worlds together, displaying the Parisian creations alongside Asian textiles of the time.



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Until July 7 | Baur Foundation

What's this about ?
© Ville de Genève

Shhhhhh !

The art of silence at Musée Rath

The Silences exhibition asks the question, is all visual art silent? Surely, art can sometimes go beyond the absence of noise – after all, we all know The Scream. Discover how silence is expressed in art, from the 18th century to modern days.

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More Questions ?


Until October 27 | Musée Rath

We're inspired

Taming the light

Claude Lorrain’s landscapes

The Cabinet d’arts graphiques at the Musée d’art et d’histoire displays for the first time a collection of illustrations by the 17th century artist Claude Lorrain. Taming the Light – Claude Lorrain and the perception of landscape unveils the influential artist’s take on nature, particularly his innovative technique to portray dusk.


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Until June 16 | Cabinet d'arts graphiques du MAH

© Cabinet d’arts graphiques, MAH
We're inspired
© Yacobson Ballet

Asleep at the ballet

The Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Théâtre

The Yacobson Ballet, Russia’s first independent ballet company, presents Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Experience the dreamy atmosphere of this much-loved fairy tale… Tickets range from CHF 15 to CHF 169.



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June 27-30 | Grand Théâtre de Genève

© Ville de Genève

The art of constant change

Metamorphoses at the MAH

Still riding the Antiquity wave they started earlier this year, the Musée d’art et d’histoire presents Métamorphoses, an exhibition based on Ovid's poem of the same name. The museum’s fine art collections are displayed in alignment with Ovid’s best-known work, clearly showing how it has permeated Western culture and iconography.


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Until February 16, 2020 | Musée d'art et d'histoire


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