The exhausted man

Until Sun, 10/01/2021
National Museum Zurich
Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig

Throughout history, men have created countless heroic ideals for themselves: radiant victors, autocratic creators, images of God. But on closer inspection every ideal turns out to be a task too big, ultimately overwhelming the man. The fourth exhibition by the two guest curators Stefan Zweifel and Juri Steiner at the National Museum Zurich takes a stroll through the European cultural history of mankind. Eyewitnesses from the past two millennia, drawn from philosophy, society and medicine, illustrate the concept of masculinity and the struggle surrounding it. Its traces can be found through the ages, in art, history, literature and cinema.

National Museum Zurich

Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

+41 44 218 65 11

Tram 4/11/13/14/17: Bahnhofquai/HB

For your safety, visitors as of the age of 12 must wear a face mask throughout the museum.

Opening Times

Tuesday: 10–17
Wednesday: 10–17
Thursday: 10–19
Friday: 10–17
Saturday: 10–17
Sunday: 10–17

Until Sun, 10/01/2021

Public holidays: 11am-5pm

Tue/Wed/Fri: 10am–6pm
Thu: 10am-7pm
Sat-Mon: closed


CHF 10/8*


Free admission for children up to 16 years

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