The first Kirchner Day will take place on Friday, 1 July 2022. Between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., guests and locals can visit the current exhibition "myth of Davos" free of charge - and immerse themselves in the time of the Davos sanatoriums. The works of art by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner provide an insight into the impressive transformation that Davos underwent towards the end of the 19th and in the early 20th century. Within a very short time, Davos went from being a sleepy mountain village to the meeting place of the European cultural and scientific elite and had a decisive influence on winter sports, architecture and medicine.
Kirchner Day as a pilot project
The monthly Kirchner Day is initially limited to the summer months and will be tested for three months. If the offer meets with great interest, the Kirchner Day will be continued after the pilot phase. Further dates are planned for 5 August 2022 and 2 September 2022.
A comprehensive collection
The Kirchner Museum Davos, built in 1992 by the architects Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer, is dedicated to the work and life of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1939). It shows changing exhibitions of 20th and 21st century art. The collection comprises over 1500 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and textiles as well as 160 sketchbooks by the artist. In addition, there are over 1500 photographs, contemporary historical documents and an extensive library on Expressionism.