The Oskar Reinhart Collection ‘Am Römerholz’ in Winterthur, Switzerland, has a
remarkable ensemble of drawings and paintings by Honoré Daumier. The museum is
celebrating the artist’s two hundredth anniversary with a variety of events.
From 9th February until July 2008 under the title Focus on Daumier at the
‘Römerholz’: Oskar Reinhart and Honoré Daumier, the works by the artist in the
museum’s own collection will be exhibited in a new arrangement which underlines
their thematic and artistic links as well as their importance.
In addition, Judith Wechsler’s film on Honoré Daumier-one must be of one’s time-can
be seen in English, French, and German.
Finally, numerous internationally recognised experts will meet at the ‘Römerholz’ on
9 February 2008 for a conference with lectures and discussions of important aspects
of Daumier’s work.
In parallel with this, the Kunsthaus Zürich is showing an exhibition of selected
drawings by Honoré Daumier from 7 December 2007 to 24 February 2008. Winterthur and
Zurich thus offer an opportunity to derive central insights into the work and milieu
of one of the most productive and innovative artists of the nineteenth century.
You can register for the conference at:
Oskar Reinhart Collection ‘Am Römerholz’
Tel.: +41 (0)52 269 27 41
Information by Oskar Reinhart Collection, Dec. 2007