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Virus– Crisis – Utopia

Until Sun, 27/06/2021
National Museum Zurich
A view of the exhibition Virus– Crisis – Utopia.
Walter Jonas, Intrapolis, c. 1969. gta Archiv / ETH Zürich. Photo: Swiss National Museum Walter Jonas, Intrapolis, um 1969. Foto: Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
James Gillray, The Cow-Pock or the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation, 1802. James Gillray, Die Kuh-Pocken, oder: Die wundervollen Nebenwirkungen der neuen Impfung, 1802.
Monument to nature’s attraction: The installation “FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature” by the Basel-based artist Klaus Littmann .  Photo: Gerhard Maurer Ein Mahnmal der Anziehungskraft: Die Installation «FOR FOREST – Die ungebrochene Anziehungskraft der Natur» des Baslers Klaus Littmann nach einer Zeichnung von Max Peintner. Foto: Gerhard Maurer

The idea of Utopia thrives particularly well in times of crises. A new exhibition at the National Museum Zurich explores this phenomenon – past and present. The coronavirus pandemic shows our world that usual normality pushes at its limits. The exhibition sheds light on present visions of the future, setting them in a historical context and linking them with current events.

National Museum Zurich

Museumstrasse 2
8001 Zürich

+41 44 218 65 11

Tram 4/6/11/13/14: 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, 27/06/2021

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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