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Musée Rath, Geneva

Musée Rath, Geneva

The Musée Rath in Geneva is an art museum used exclusively for temporary exhibitions. It is the oldest purpose-built art museum in Switzerland, having been built between 1824-26 by the architect Samuel Vaucher on behalf of the Société des arts. Vaucher designed the building as a temple of the muses, inspired by Ancient Greek temples.

At first the museum was used for both permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as art teaching and as a cultural meeting place. By 1880 it had become too small for its collections. Since the opening of the larger Musée d'Art et d'Histoire in 1910, the Musée Rath has been devoted to temporary exhibitions of Swiss and international art, and archaeology.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11 am-6 pm.
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Sight Name: Musée Rath
Sight Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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