Current exhibitions

Jan Groover, Untitled, 1985 © Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne – Jan Groover archives

Jan Groover: Laboratory of Forms

From September 18, 2019 to January 05, 2020

This exhibition looks back for the first time over the life’s work of Jan Groover (1943-2012), the American photographer whose personal collection was added to the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections in 2017. Based on a selection of archives from her personal collections, the exhibition will evoke not only the artist’s years in New York but also her years in France – a less known part of her career. The exhibition displays the results of the considerable research into the collection conducted by the museum – from the perspective both of conservation (in-depth analyses of processes and photographic materials, restoration processes) as well as historical documentation (contextualising the work and its critical and institutional reception).

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Out of the Box !

From May 29, 2019 to September 27, 2020

Until its temporary closure in September 2020, admission to the museum is free as it prepares to move its collections to PLATEFORME 10, the new arts district near Lausanne Train Station. In the meantime, the public is invited to discover the ongoing work on the collections in the lofts specially refitted for the occasion.

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