Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the “capital of peace”.

Gently sloping vineyards border the shores of the lake, with the capital city of Lausanne across from the highest Alpine peaks. Lively towns and small wine-growing villages appear scattered at random.

Events

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Birds
A major exhibition exceptionally occupying all four floors of the Museum. Four museographic approaches, four perspectives on the world of birds. A fine occasion for children and adults to get to know birds better in order to protect them better.
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Ceramics of Islam: The Ariana selects from its storerooms
After Italian pottery in 2006, the Ariana Museum is presenting, with Ceramics of Islam, the second part of its collections to the public, exhibiting not only its masterpieces, but also more common specimens, those of dubious attribution and possible .....
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Controlling light
Is it possible to constrain light? Force it to take a particular path or change its colour? Through a series of interactive devices you can discover the fun answers to these questions: games with mirrors, coloured shadows, miniature rainbows and opti.....
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Contemporary creation and patronage, a sustainable alliance.
The world of contemporary ceramics abounds with inventive artists, evolving at the intersection between applied arts, design and contemporary art. A selection of evocative pieces attests to the diversity of the current scene and to the commitment of .....
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The Chronokids
The Chronokids Adèle and Marvin travel through time using their mobile phone found at the fleamarket. On the basis of the graphic novel, visitors will be able to discover, from a historical and scientific perspective, seven major inventions which hav.....
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Satires
Geneva saw the emergence in the 18th century of highlytalented satirical artists such as Wolfgang-Adam Töpffer. This exhibition compares the work of Genevan figures with those of English artists, who fed their comic wit, sometimes fiercely critical o.....
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Japanese Buddhist textiles
The Baur Foundation is exhibiting for the first time the Japanese Buddhist textiles dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection consist of textiles used to cover altars in the temples. These cloths are evidence both of the religious belie.....
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Joachim Koester
Often regarded as being on the borderline between documentary and fiction, the work of Joachim Koester explores, through photography and video, the grey area between conscious and the unconscious. A new video co-produced by the Centre is presented in.....
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Insolite Nudity
A selection of unique pieces from the Antiquity to the 20th century, originating from Africa, Asia, Oceania and pre-Columbian America. The visitors acquainted with what we call the “primitive” arts will not be surprised to see the representations of .....
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Photography against the grain
Sébastien Leseigneur, the new Associate Curator at the CPG, will unite the work of around a dozen young artists from the Lake Geneva region and elsewhere, accompanied by two notable artists in the field of photographic images that break with the docu.....
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Rodin: the accident and the random
Auguste Rodin revitalized modern sculpture by introducing into the notion of random and the accident. Accepting chance outcomes, he incorporated elements into his artistic approach that owed nothing to his own personnal initiative. The accident thus .....
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Music in Summer
Music in Summer is a festival organized by the city of Geneva. During the entire summer, more than thirty concerts will take place in outdoors places such as Cour de l’Hôtel de Ville and Ella Fitzgerald stage in Parc de La Grange. This festival propo.....
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Ciné Transat
Free outdoor films by the lake. A chance to watch a movie under the stars while enjoying one of the city’s best outdoor scenery: Lake Geneva. Movies will be playing in its original version.
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Ma Gash 9th Birthday Festival
During 3 days, the MàD Club Geneva will turn into a Jamaican yard. External lounge for the late afternoons and concerts and clubbing all night long with the best the island has to offer: food, drinks, and obviously what makes the Caribbean what they .....
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National day
In order to celebrate the national day, the city of Geneva offers a diversified programme of animations in Grange's Park.
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Bâtie Festival
Concerts, dance, art shows, theater events and other performances are featured throughout the duration of the festival. During 16 days discover international artists or local artists in different places.