Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain


Set in an industrial 1950s factory, the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum plays cutting-edge host to young, international and cross-media exhibitions. It's free on the first Sunday of the month and between 6pm and 9pm the first Wednesday of every month.

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1. Patek Philippe Museum

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2. Musée d'Ethnographie de Genève

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Across the traffic-busy square from the green city park, Parc des Bastions, is this historic building – Switzerland's oldest purpose-built museum dating…

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