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The Museum of Design is the leading museum for design and visual communication in Zurich and Switzerland. It presents design in various reference points and demonstrates design in the interdisciplinarity to different art genres. The museum organizes guided tours, workshops and lectures and invites the visitors to the direct experience.

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March 2017
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Theater painting “Take a holiday!”

4 March - 23 April
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. In the entrance hall of the Toni Areal an imaginary panorama serves as an enticing gateway to the exhibition “Take a Holiday!” Nine apprentices, who are currently completing the much-coveted four-year training as a scenic painter, have accepted the challenge to translate sections of tourism posters from different epochs and by different designers into scenic painting. The apprentices learn how to wield huge theatre…

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May 2017

Double Vernissage “Let the Dolls Dance” and “Sigurd Leeder”

4 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Welcome: Christian Brändle, Director of the Museum of Design Introduction "Let the Dolls Dance": Sabine Flaschberger, curator of the exhibition and the art collection Introduction "Sigurd Leeder": Andres Janser, curator Performance: Karin Hermes, Marco Volta and ZHdK students of BA Contemporary Dance dance from Sigurd Leeder's works To the exhibition "Let the Dolls Dance": Come in! The museum for design shows its high-caliber figures. Sophie Taeuber-Arps "King's Deer" and Otto Morach's Ensemble for the "La boîte à joujoux" on Kasperli,…

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Sigurd Leeder – Traces of Dance

5 May - 30 July
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

Although a fleeting form of art, dance often leaves behind its traces of experience that continue to exert an effect. The international dancer, teacher, and choreographer Sigurd Leeder (1902–1981) left a variety of such traces. He belonged to the reform movement of expressive dance; self-taught, through his own efforts he acquired his knowledge of movements that focus on expressiveness. Leeder regularly communicated and exchanged ideas with Rudolf von Laban, and together with Kurt Jooss devised a teaching method with unique…

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Troxler to the Power of Three

5 May - 25 June
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. Niklaus Troxler is among the most versatile poster designers of the present day. On the occasion of his 70th birthday, the museum honors him with a presentation of selected works, accompanied by posters by his daughters Annik and Paula Troxler.

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Danced tour – An improvisational dialogue

6 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

We immerse ourselves in the world of Sigurd Leeder and learn about his dance knowledge at his own body. We practice to write down dance and learn the secret of deciphering labanotation. We are inspired by pictures and words to dance. With Tina Mantel, dance scientist, choreographer (Included in the price, no registration required) In cooperation with "Zürich tanzt" For questions please contact: vermittlung@museum-gestaltung.ch tel. +41 43 446 66 20

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Panel discussion: Switzerland doesn’t need tourism advertising

17 May
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

! Discussion held in German ! With Hermann Strittmatter, founder of the Werbeagentur GGK Zürich, and Bettina Richter

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June 2017

Demonstration: From the hand puppet to the Javanese group

7 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Demonstration of different puppet types with Hana Ribi, theater researcher. Included in the price, no registration required

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Panel discussion: From village to world city: the brand St. Moritz

14 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

With Cordula Seger, cultural scientist, Dr. Hans Peter Danuser von Platen, former curatorship director of St. Moritz, now strategy consultant, author and columnist

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Performance: summit storm

25 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

An improvisational theater in the exhibition With Simone Schwegler and Sven Stickling, actor The actors go on a hike through the mountains and valleys of the Swiss tourism world. They interact with the audience as well as with the exhibition space and are inspired by the poster subjects. At 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

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Exhibition talk: tourism poster yesterday and today

28 June
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

!Talk is in German With Erich Brechbühl, graphic artist, Melk Imboden, graphic artist and photographer, as well as Bettina Richter

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July 2017
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Victor Carrasco

7 July - 13 August
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

In the entrance hall of the Toni-Areal a 140 m2 wall is reserved for Museum's presentations. Since 1881, the traditional Swiss firm Ruckstuhl has been producing high-quality carpets made from natural fibers. The Spanish designer Victor Carrasco presents a project that achieves a balance between colorfulness, texture, and proportion. +info

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September 2017
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Highlights ZHdK

2 September - 21 September
Museum für Gestaltung, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, 8005 Zürich Schweiz + Google Map

The museum is contributing an exhibition featuring design work and visual art to the general ZHdK Highlights program of concerts, performances, and presentations. +info

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Lecture: The Amazons of stage design

6 September
Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, 8005 Switzerland + Google Map

Alexandra Exter and the female Russian theater art of the avant-garde Lecture with Tatiana Arquint, art historian Included in the price, no registration required

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