Baur

Reopening June 9th

From Tuesday 9th of June at 2 pm, the museum will once again be open to the public.

A one-way flow has been laid out to enable visitors to appreciate safely the displays in the permanent exhibition rooms (China, Japan and the donations gallery).

360° Virtual Tour

While awaiting the museum's reopening on June 9th, enjoy from the comfort of your home our last temporary exhibition, Of Clay and Silk

© Marian Gérard

 

PUBLIC CLOSURE

In accordance with the latest measures taken by the Federal authorities aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Baur Foundation is closed to the public until further notice.

We thank you for your understanding.

Museum closed from Monday 10th to Friday 14th of February

Due to renovation work and to ensure the safety of our visitors, the museum will exceptionally be closed to the public from Monday 10th to Friday 14th of February. It will reopen from Saturday, February 15th at 2 pm.

Japanese gallery : new selection of woodblock prints

Until March 22

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Katsukawa Shun’ei 勝川春英 (1762 -1819)

Portrait of the actor Bandô Hikosaburô III in the role of Sugawara no Michizane

Ôban, published by Uemura Yohei, 1796

and

Utagawa Toyokuni 歌川豊国 (1769 -1825)

The actor Nakamura Noshio II by the Dôjôji Temple bell

Ôban, published by Izumiya Ichibei, 1796

photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and ten prints are on show at any given time.

Japanese gallery : new selection of woodblock prints

Until January 26th 2020

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Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)

Gion Shrine in the Snow, from the series Famous Places in Kyôto

Ôban, published by Kawaguchiya Shôzô, c. 1834

photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and ten prints are on show at any given time.

 

Until mid November: waterfalls and rivers on woodblock prints

Katsushika Hokusai葛飾北斎 (1760-1849)

Kirifuri Waterfall at Mount Kuromaki (Shimotsuke)

Ôban, published by Nishimuraya Yohachi, c. 1832

photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

New selection of woodblock prints to be seen

Utagawa Hiroshige II 歌川広重 (1826-1869)

 

Gathering shell-fish

Ôban triptych, published by Nôshûya Yasubei, 1861

photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

New textiles to be seen in the donations gallery

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Theatrical robe with dragons flying among clouds

Woven silk satin embroidered with coloured and gold thread

China, Shanghai, 20th century, Natural donation. Photo Marian Gérard

Until July 3rd, Japanese Woodblock prints by Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1865)

The Sixth Month: Summer Airing, from the series The Twelve Months

Ôban triptych, published by Tsutaya Kichizô, 1854

photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

Until May 14 : Japanese Woodblock prints by Utagawa School

Utagawa Sadahide 歌川貞秀 (1807-1878)

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Ôban triptych, published by Fujiokaya Keijirô, c. 1848-1850

 

Photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

Until March 17 : Japanese Woodblock prints by Kunisada and Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1864) and Utagawa Kuniyoshi  歌川国芳 (1797-1861)

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Kunisada, Making rice cakes for the New Year

Ôban, published by Tsutaya Kichizö, 1854

Photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

AREthé exhibition

The Baur Foundation is pleased to take part in the AREthé festival, held simultaneously in Paris, Oxford, Milan and Geneva.

At this occasion, a selection of contemporary ceramic creations made for the Japanese tea ceremony is presented on the second floor, opposite the tea room. 

Until January 13 : snow woodblock prints by Hiroshige and Kunisada

Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1864) and Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)

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The Garden in the Snow, from the series Prince Genji in the Eastern Capital

Ôban, published by Moriya Jihei, 1854

Photo Marian Gérard

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

Christmas Sale

During the month of December, special reduction of 50% to 70% on a selection of books

Until mid November: Kunisada woodblock prints

Utagawa Kunisada 歌川国貞 (1786-1864)

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 Evening Glow over Ryôgoku Bridge, from the series Eight Views of Edo restaurant

Oban triptych, published by Shimizu, 1844

For reasons of conservation, the prints presented in the Japanese galleries on the second floor of the museum are regularly changed every two months. Between six and eight prints are on show at any given time.

New presentation of the donations gallery

Restauration of the Chinese wall hanging

For a bit of freshness, discover iced matcha tea

Workshops with Emiko Okamoto (Japanese Tea Advisor) on  July 4, 11, 22  and August 5 (limited seats, bookings on  http://www.millepins.ch/ )