© Fondation Oskar Kokoschka, Vevey

At the Foundation

Permanent galleries at the Musée Jenisch

From 25 February 2020 (except during exhibition setups)
Vevey, Musée Jenisch, Espace Kokoschka

The Musée Jenisch has several exhibition rooms devoted to Oskar Kokoschka. A biographical room offers an insight into the artist’s eventful life, while a cabinet of curiosities reconstructs the surroundings in which he worked in Villeneuve, Switzerland, where he settled in 1953. Painting, drawing and lithographic materials, items from the artist’s personal collection and works from his library are shown alongside his large tapestry Cupid and Psyche. Masterpieces from the collection of paintings that are especially representative of Kokoschka’s work are also exhibited regularly.

Musée Jenisch Vevey

Oskar Kokoschka. The Call of Dresden

Vevey, Musée Jenisch, Espace Kokoschka
29 May 2021 – 5 September 2021
Free opening day on May 29th 2021

Almost exactly a hundred years ago, Kokoschka (1886 Pöchlarn – 1980 Montreux) is appointed to a professorship at the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, where he embarks on a mission to overhaul the teaching methods. His time in the city known as “Florence on the Elbe” lasts, with a few interruptions, from 1916 to 1923. Kokoschka forges close relationships with Expressionist circles and paints a large number of portraits.
Stimulated by the city’s vibrant artistic life, he experiments with various techniques during a period of great creativity in which he comes to terms with the events of the First World War and recovers from his injuries. “I was able to do anything I wanted in Dresden at that time,” he confesses in his autobiography.

Musée Jenisch Vevey