Thursday, 22 October 2015, 7 p.m.

Welcome address: Christian Brändle, director, Museum für Gestaltung
Introduction: Sabine Flaschberger, curator of the applied art collection of the Museum
für Gestaltung Zürich, and curator of the exhibition
Music: Isabel Goller, harp

Educational offerings

Thursday, 12 November 2015, 6 p.m.

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Jörg Wiesel,
Academy of Art and Design Basel, Institut Ästhetische Praxis und Theorie
Warp and Weft: Arachne Weaves
Doors open / tickets: 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, 21 November and 5 December 2015, 2 p.m.

Workshops for adults and children aged 9 and older
With Christina Flaschberger, art educator
Freestyle Embroidery, simple and effective embroidery techniques for beginners
Please register in advance, since capacity is limited:
Cost: CHF 15 (adults) / CHF 9 (children), incl. admission to the exhibition

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 6 p.m.

Tour with Sabine Flaschberger, curator of the applied art collection of the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich and curator of the exhibition
Elsi Giauque and Her Students
Doors open / tickets: 5:30 p.m.
Admission: CHF 9 / 6

Saturday, 16 January 2016, 7 p.m.

Concert in the exhibition with Ivan Denes and ensemble (flutes, piano)
Music and Birdsong / Music and Space
Doors open / tickets: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: CHF 15 / 9


CANCELLED: Saturday, 30 January 2016, 2 p.m.

Exhibition talk: Class Reunion
Conversations with artists featured in the exhibition and contemporary witnesses
Moderators: Sabine Flaschberger, curator, and Melanie Biedermann, research assistant
for the exhibition
Admission: CHF 9 / 6


Tour for singles

Saturday, 9 January 2016, 3 p.m.

Followed by a small reception

Public tours

Every Sunday, 2 p.m.


Workshops for school classes

In cooperation with schule&kultur

When Textiles Grow into the Room

For kindergarten and 1st to 10th-grade students
Vocational and secondary schools
With Ursina Spescha, cultural educator

Shimmering carpets, creative knots, fantastic materials, or geometric diversity: textiles enliven and structure rooms in manifold ways. Inspired by the exhibition, students will be able to conduct exciting textile experiments in a workshop.

Dates and registration:

Workshops for families

For children aged 6 and older

Sunday, 17 January, and Sunday, 7 February 2016, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

With Ursina Spescha, cultural educator
Registration and information:
T +41 43 446 44 69
Cost: CHF 15 per person (incl. admission)
Free admission for children up to 12 years old

Open house

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Free admission