Special exhibitions and events

The permanent exhibitions are accompanied by a versatile programme of special exhibitions. It is dedicated to all areas of design and ranges from historical topics to current design to photography and architecture.

The GRASSIMESSE, our trade fair for art and design, represents an annual recurrent highlight. Established in the early 1920s, it entered the history of design as one of the first performance shows of its kind and as a "meeting point for modern art".

Special exhibitions 2024/25 (PDF, flyer)

 

 

08.05.–06.10.2024

A CHAIR AND YOU

The museum presents an extraordinary collection of chairs by Thierry Barbier-Mueller. The great American director and artist Robert Wilson was entrusted with the scenography, which plunges the public into immersive worlds where the chairs become the protagonists of a theatre performance.

 

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21.11.2024–21.09.2025

FUTURES

Materials and design of tomorrow

In the face of global challenges, designers and artists are increasingly concerned with aspects of possible "futures". The exhibition explores the question of what role design can play in these futures.

 

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18.11.2025–12.4.2026

FORMS OF ADAPTATION

Arts and Crafts and Design under National Socialism

FORMS OF ADAPTATION offers a critical view of the design and arts and crafts during the Nazi regime, including its key figures, phenomena, and conditions. It points to the complexity and ambivalence of this era and shows the reciprocal relationships between politics, arts, and society.

 

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