MUSEUMS AND ART
The quarterly Nuit des Bains is an event not to miss if you’re into contemporary art – art galleries in the trendy Bains district open their doors for a cultural soirée. The next one will be on the 12th of September 2019. A similar arts evening has recently started in the Old Town – and the next one will be held on 26th September.
The City of Geneva’s Cultural Trails is a great way to explore the museums with a detailed self-guided tour (with audio commentary!) that highlights different city districts. – also available in English.
There are more than 40 private and public museums with permanent and temporary exhibitions such as the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the National History Museum, Patek Philippe Museum for watch lovers and the Art and History Museum, the largest museum in Geneva. The latter hosts a magnificent collection of European artists, from Rembrandt to Cézanne, and ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
Every spring, Geneva’s museums open their doors La Nuit des Musées, during which the city’s museums open their doors for extended hours. The next such event will be held on May 9, 2020!