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Musée Jenisch Vevey

Second largest art museum in the Canton of Vaud, the Musée Jenisch Vevey offers a rich program of temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of paintings (Bocion, Courbet, Corot, Hodler, Vallotton, Picasso, Morandi, and so on.) in a neoclassical building located 15 minutes by train from Lausanne. It houses an extraordinary collection of works on paper, in particular the Cabinet cantonal des estampes, which brings together 35,000 works from the Renaissance to the present day and is therefore one of the five most prestigious collections of works on print in Switzerland. It also hosts the world's largest collection of graphic works by Oskar Kokoschka, as well as a collection of more than 10,000 drawings.
Inaugurated in 1897, the museum takes its name from the donor who made it possible, Fanny Jenisch. In a subtle dialogue between ancient and contemporary art, this institution aims to promote works on paper.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1897

Vue extérieure du Musée Jenisch Vevey
Vue extérieure du Musée Jenisch Vevey
Exposition Palézieux 1919-2012
Exposition Palézieux 1919-2012

Current exhibitions

Oskar Kokoschka. The call from Dresde

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Almost exactly 100 years ago, Kokoschka (1886-1980) is called as professor at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, where he takes on an overhaul of teaching methods. The exhibition presents about 50 of his artworks from that time of great creativity. The selection of watercolours, drawings and lithographs, as well as some illustrated books, shows the full spectrum of the Austrian artist’s stylistic evolution during that period.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
Oskar Kokoschka. The call from Dresde

Portrait, Self-Portrait

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Ever since the Neolithic era, people have sought to depict their fellow human beings and their own likenesses. This exhibition of works on paper offers a profusion of faces and bodies, from Rembrandt to Hodler and Kiki Smith, and explores the infinite variety of the portrait genre, from the strictest realism to the wildest manifestations of Symbolism and Expressionism. The exhibition is guest-curated by Frédéric Pajak.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
Portrait, Self-Portrait

Jean Lecoultre. L'oeil à vif

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Le monde dans lequel se déplace le regard de Jean Lecoultre (*1930) relève de l’art du cinéma, où hiatus brutaux, changements de focale, plans découpés ou superposés traduisent la vitesse et la violence présentes au cœur des villes et dans un siècle cultivant le choc des images. Cette exposition du Cabinet cantonal des estampes rassemble lithographies, aquatintes et vernis mous conservés par la Fondation William Cuendet & Atelier de Saint-Prex, ainsi que plusieurs dessins et peintures récentes.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: F
Jean Lecoultre. L'oeil à vif

Next exhibition(s)

XXL - Le dessin en grand

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This exhibition on contemporary large-format drawing brings together some 30 artists who work extensively in the medium. It examines the status of drawing today and the potential that is unleashed when it assumes unfamiliar dimensions.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: F
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: F
XXL - Le dessin en grand
  • Art
    Art
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Avenue de la Gare 2
1800 Vevey

Location/directions

The museum is fully accessible to visitors with reduced mobility and to pushchairs. There is a ramp at the rear of the building, facing Rue des Communaux.

Open

Tuesday to Sunday
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
From September 2020, Thursdays until 8 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Admission

Adults CHF 12
Senior citizens CHF 10
Children and young people
up to age 18 free of charge

Contact

Musée Jenisch Vevey
Avenue de la Gare 2
1800 Vevey
021 925 35 20 Telephone
021 925 35 25 Fax
info@museejenisch.ch
http://www.museejenisch.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Cafeteria
    Cafeteria
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.