Baur

Exhibitions

Le bleu des mers

Dialogues entre la Chine, la Perse et l'Europe

23 November 2017 - 25 February 2018

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Inscrite dans le courant d’intérêt qui se développe pour les relations entre l’Extrême-Orient, l’Asie et l’Europe, l’exposition revient sur l’exportation de la porcelaine chinoise bleu et blanc..

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Yoshikawa Masamichi

Architectures

6 September 2017 - 15 October 2017

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In the context of the 15th Parcours céramique carougeois, the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, is pleased to welcome the ceramist Yoshikawa Masamichi, the winner of many prizes...

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A Chinese Adventure

A Swiss family in pursuit of success in the Celestial Empire

6 April 2017 - 2 July 2017

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Long stored away at the bottom of a trunk, a bundle of letters describes the fortunes, trade and spirits of a family who left the Swiss Canton of Neuchâtel in the 19th century to sell watches to the Chinese...

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Jewels of the distant east

Gold Across the Seas

28 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

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Following on from Jewellery from the Roof of the World (2012), which led us down the trails of the Silk Road, this exhibition will follow the seafaring routes of this legendary trading circuit illustrated by the magic of archaeological and ethnic jewellery…

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Modern Japanese prints

1910-1960

3 March 2016 - 22 May 2016

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This exhibition presents a selection of works from the important collection of modern Japanese prints, Nihon no Hanga, in Amsterdam…

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ASIA IMAGINED

In the Baur and Cartier Collections

12 November 2015 - 14 February 2016

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In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries it was fashionable to collect “curios” – as these objects were rightly called, since they elicited curiosity. These exotic items from China or Japan, embellished with peculiar decorations and made of various materials, some of which are still unknown, held Westerners enthralled…

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JEAN GIREL

Return to the sources, Song Ceramics

3 September 2015 - 18 October 2015

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As part of the 14th Parcours céramique carougeois, the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, has the pleasure of welcoming Jean Girel, an internationally renowned French potter and Maître d’Art…

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ALFRED BAUR (1865-1951)

Pioneer and collector

5 March 2015 - 28 June 2015

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To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alfred Baur (1865–1951), the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, pays tribute to its founder with an exhibition that celebrates his work as a pioneer in Ceylon and his activities as a collector of Asian arts in Geneva…

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IMPERIAL CHINA

Splendours of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)

2 October 2014 - 4 January 2015

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To mark the fiftieth anniversary of its museum, the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art offers a stroll through the history and art of China during the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), by way of the famous collections of the Guimet, Quai Branly, Decorative Arts and Army museums in Paris, the Château de Fontainebleau, the National Library of France, the Library of Geneva, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of London…

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JAPANESE BUDDHIST TEXTILES

22 May 2014 - 10 August 2014

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On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the museum, the Baur Foundation is pleased to present its collection of Japanese Buddhist textiles, acquired by Alfred Baur (1865-1951) in 1927…

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THE TÔKAIDÔ ROAD

Japanese Prints from the Baur Foundation

13 February 2014 - 6 April 2014

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During the Tokugawa period (1603-1868), five major highways departed from the centre of the city of Edo (modern Tokyo) and headed for the west and north of Japan. The most famous and widely-travelled of these was the Tôkaidô, following the sea coast before turning inland to the old imperial capital, Kyoto, with a branch road continuing to the port city of Osaka…

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THE FRAGRANCE OF INK

Korean literati painting of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)

14 November 2013 - 12 February 2014

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In comparison with Chinese and Japanese art, Korean culture remains less well known in the West…

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PHILIPPE LAMBERCY

A committed artist (1919–2006)

12 September 2013 - 20 October 2013

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Organised with Elisabeth Lambercy and her family, this exhibition falls within the framework of the thirteenth Parcours Céramique Carougeois and presents a retrospective of the work of Philippe Lambercy, ranging from the 1950s to the 2000s…

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INK BLACKS - AN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS

Hans Hartung and contemporary Chinese painters

11 April 2013 - 4 August 2013

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Organised in partnership with the Cabinet d’arts graphiques du Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève and private collectors, the exhibition brings together lithographs by Hans Hartung (1904–1989) and contemporary Chinese paintings…

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Jewellery from the Roof of the World

From China to the Caucasus, The Ghysels Collection

28 September 2012 - 3 March 2013

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This exhibition tells of the immensity of the wilderness that runs from China to the Caucasus. Some 200 pieces of jewellery from the famous Ghysels Collection lead the visitor along the Silk Roads, through Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal, Northern India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia…

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Goddesses - Indian Miniature Paintings and Sculptures

3 May 2012 - 29 July 2012

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The vast Hindu pantheon is made up of beings often unfamiliar to the Western viewer. These highly expressive deities may seem fierce and bloodthirsty, with animal or human faces in blue, black, or golden hues, wearing clothes of animal skins and necklaces of snakes or human heads; but they can also be gentle, beautiful, richly adorned with jewels and wearing elegant saris…

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China of bronze and gold

The Dong Bo Zhai Collection

2 December 2011 - 1 April 2012

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Three different aspects of the rich Chinese cultural heritage are presented in this exhibition of objects from the Dong Bo Zhai Collection, brought together by a collector from Hong Kong…

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DANIEL DE MONTMOLLIN

Brother of Taizé, Inhabited Stones

16 September 2011 - 30 October 2011

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As part of the 12th “Parcours Céramique Carougeois”, and to celebrate the ninetieth birthday of the artist Daniel de Montmollin, the Baur Foundation, museum of Far Eastern Art has invited him to exhibit in their galleries…

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Five Blessings

Coded Messages in Chinese Art

8 April 2011 - 7 August 2011

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Westerners have long been irresistibly attracted by the China conjured up in travellers’ tales, engravings, paintings and the various products and objects arriving from this distant land…

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The Monochrome Principle

3 December 2010 - 6 March 2011

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This exhibition, organised by the Baur Foundation in collaboration with the Museum für Lackkunst of Munster, is devoted to Chinese monochrome lacquerware and ceramics from the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1368), and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties…

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15 years of donations

19 August 2010 - 3 October 2010

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Following the exhibition devoted to the collection of Chinese ceramics of the Ambassador and Mrs. Charles Müller, the Baur Foundation is pleased to present other major donations received since 1995. As early as 1987, the museum collections had been enriched by three Chinese fans dating from the Ming (1368-1644) dynasty, given by the heirs of Ernest Ilg (1899-1986), the Foundation’s first gérant…

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An Ocean Odyssey, the Adventure of Chinese Ceramics

Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller

19 February 2010 - 1 August 2010

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This exhibition presents a selection of choice pieces from the collection of Chinese export ceramics of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller, displayed in a wider cultural context along with navigational instruments, engravings and old books, sculptures and models of boats lent by various Geneva museums…

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A Record of the Floating World

Japanese Prints from 1700 to 1900

3 November 2009 - 30 December 2009

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In this exhibition, the Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art presents an overview of the main stages in the development of the Japanese print from 1700 to 1900…

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World Scenes

Philippe Barde, Jacques Kaufmann - Ten Years of Travels in China

4 September 2009 - 18 October 2009

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This exhibition, organised to coincide with the Parcours céramique in Carouge and the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Ceramic Association, presents a shared vision of China through the works of Jacques Kaufmann and Philippe Barde…

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The Arts of Ancient Viêt Nam

Bronzes and ceramics

1 February 2008 - 4 May 2008

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Over the years, the Baur Collection, Museum of Far Eastern Art has committed itself to showing to the public various facets of Asian cultures, and is now pleased to present an exhibition on the arts of ancient Vietnam…

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Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Baur Collection

20 November 2007 - 13 January 2008

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This exhibition presents the finest Chinese snuff bottles from among the 556 pieces collected by Alfred Baur, including those to be published in the 12th volume of the Catalogue of the Baur Collection, available from December 2007…

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Tea Culture and Contemporary Ceramics

21 September 2007 - 4 November 2007

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This exhibition is a homage to the first presentation of contemporary ceramics at the Baur Collection, organised in autumn 1966…

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Japanese lacquer from the Baur Collection

26 April 2007 - 12 August 2007

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The collection of lacquerware assembled by Alfred Baur comprises almost eight hundred Japanese lacquers. The collector’s choice is tinged with a resolutely modern orientation…

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Gold Of The Steppes

The goldsmith’s craft under the Liao dynasty (907-1125)

24 November 2006 - 25 March 2007

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The Baur Collection, Museum of Far Eastern Art, present for the first time in Europe an exceptional exhibition of gold ware from the Liao dynasty (907-1125), contemporary with the Five Dynasties (907-960) and Northern Song (960-1127) in China…

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Edo Prints

A World of Pleasures

15 September 2006 - 5 November 2006

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This exhibition of Japanese prints from the Baur Collection presents some of the many leisure pursuits of the inhabitants of Edo (modern-day Tokyo) in the 18th and early 19th centuries…

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The Fascination of Ceramics

Masterpieces of Modern Japanese Pottery from the Gisela Freudenberg Collection

19 May 2006 - 20 August 2006

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During the 20th century no other country had such a decisive influence on the world of ceramics as did Japan. The extraordinary developments in Japanese ceramics since the height of Japonisme around 1900 have marked generations of potters, both in the West and in the East…

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Comme un poisson dans l'eau

Symbolism of the fish in China and Japan

18 November 2005 - 23 April 2006

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Anyone browsing through a book on Chinese or Japanese art will quickly realise that the animals which inhabit East Asian decorative motifs are not the same as in Western art, but belong to an entirely separate category of mythological and realistic beasts…

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Jean-François Fouilhoux

Ceramic Sculptures - Celadon, the Captive Light

23 September 2005 - 30 October 2005

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Following on from the “Celadon - Ceramic Treasures of China” exhibition (29 April to 21 August 2005), which presented the history and development of Celadon in Zhejiang province over more than 2000 years, the Baur Collection is pleased to present ceramic sculptures by Jean-François Fouilhoux. The exhibition is organised in association with the 9th edition of the “Carouge Ceramic Itinerary” (Parcours Céramique de Carouge)…

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Celadon

Ceramic Treasures of China (11th c. BC – 14th c. AD)

8 April 2005 - 31 July 2005

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The Baur Collection is proud to present, for the first time in Europe, an exhibition of exceptional ceramics, selected from the collections of six museums in Zhejiang province: the Provincial Museum of Hangzhou, and the museums of Cixi, Longquan, Qingyuan, Shangyu and Xiaoshan…

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Under the Dragon’s Claw

Court Costumes of the Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911)

5 November 2004 - 20 February 2005

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Museum, and following the inauguration of its Japanese garden, the Baur Collections are proud to present, in collaboration with the Ethnographical Museum of Geneva, an exhibition of 19th-century Chinese court costumes…

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Signs from Asia

From calligraphy to printing

9 July 2004 - 17 October 2004

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The selection of paintings, prints, rubbings, calligraphy, books and writing implements presented in this exhibition is an invitation into the world of the East Asian scholar…

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Heroic Japan

The way of the Samurai

2 April 2004 - 27 June 2004

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In the west and in Japan itself the image of the Samurai exerts a lasting fascination. Transported onto the big screen, into novels or manga, (comic books) this idealised image is that of a formidable warrior adhering to a strict code of conduct based on a sense of honour, courage and a loyalty above reproach…

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Island Treasures

Chinese ceramics for South-East Asia from the 1st to the 17th centuries - Collection of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller

14 November 2003 - 21 March 2004

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This exhibition presents more than 200 Chinese ceramics from the remarkable collection of Ambassador and Mrs Charles Müller, originally begun by Mrs Müller during the couple’s stay in Indonesia from 1970 to 1973…

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Ink and Fire

Paintings and Ceramics of Valérie Hermans

19 September 2003 - 26 October 2003

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The Baur Collections are proud to present an exhibition devoted to the contemporary French ceramist Valérie Hermans, in association with the Carouge Parcours céramique. Her paintings and ceramics express a remarkable aesthetic sensitivity as well as great affinity with the Far East…

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Flowers, Seasons & Symbolism

Summer and Fall through the Baur Collection

29 April 2003 - 30 June 2003

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Flowers have often been a source of inspiration for Chinese and Japanese artists, guided by the rich symbolism which the natural world holds in both these cultures…

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Power and Desire, Indian Miniatures

from the Edwin Binney 3rd Collection of the San Diego Museum of Art

21 March 2003 - 15 June 2003

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The Baur Collections are pleased to present an exhibition of 67 remarkable Indian miniatures, chosen from among the 1450 works left by the American collector Edwin Binney 3rd to the San Diego Museum of Art, in California…

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The Seven Gods of Happiness

15 November 2002 - 9 March 2003

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At the centre of this exhibition devoted to the Seven Gods of Happiness (Shichi Fukujin) is a series of surimono prints, signed Gakutei, and dated to the end of the 1820s…

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Sho, Japanese calligraphy

By contemporary masters

27 September 2002 - 3 November 2002

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This exhibition presents a selection of works in different formats and calligraphic styles, from the monumental to the very delicate…

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Xiehanglou - The Pavilion of Marital Harmony

Painting and Calligraphy between Tradition and Modernity

3 May 2002 - 15 September 2002

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The Baur Collection takes pleasure in opening on 3 May an exhibition of Chinese art, which will bring together paintings, calligraphy and objects for the scholar’s desk from the 16th to the 20th century…

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Ferns Feathers Flowers

Japanese Lacquer of the Meiji and Taishô Periods from the Baur Collection

12 October 2001 - 13 January 2002

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In the present exhibition, more than 180 Japanese lacquers highlight the years between 1890 and 1940. These pieces are the witnesses of the revival of the Japanese lacquer art at the beginning of the 20th century…

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Sunken treasure

Céramiques chinoises du XVe siècle provenant de la jonque LENA

6 April 2001 - 1 July 2001

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The "Sunken Treasure" exhibition, organised and presented by the Baur Collection in Geneva, has been designed as an invitation to a voyage and a discovery: a voyage to the Philippines, on the west of the Island of Busuanga, where the wreck of the Lena junk was discovered in 1997 at the depth of 50 meters, and the discovery of the diversity of late 15th century export ceramics…

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