Herzkammer / Chamber of the Heart (bilingual edition)

30 Jahre Museum Langmatt / 30 Years of Museum Langmatt



ISBN: 9783775746533 Category:

Markus Stegmann


The Museum Langmatt in Baden is a gem in every respect. The house and garden take visitors back to the turn of the previous century, when Jenny and Sidney W. Brown set up house here. As collectors, the couple was well-informed and well-connected, and they assembled noteworthy, mainly Impressionist works of art, chiefly on their trips to Paris. The Browns’s acquired paintings by Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, C├ęzanne, and Degas-numerous small works that were displayed in the rooms. The Museum Langmatt, which opened in 1990, is founded upon this unique core collection. The Browns’s living area became an influential exhibition space for contemporary art. This carefully designed, illustrated volume has been compiled to celebrate the museum’s thirtieth anniversary. It provides a look at the magical art collection, its special history, and a glimpse behind the scenes, as well. Accompanied by essays by the museum’s director, Markus Stegmann, as well as by eye witnesses, experts, and artists, the publication affords an atmospheric view of this unusual institution.

Additional information

Weight 716 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 1 June 2020
Number of pages
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.9 x 22.8 cm
Weight 716 g
The MUSEUM LANGMATT collection was founded by Sidney and Jenny Brown between 1900 and 1933. The heart of the collection consists of around 50 outstanding paintings by French impressionists. This unique ensemble also includes valuable French furniture from the 18th and 19th century, sculptures, drawings, textiles, silver, and porcelain, and also Chinese ceramics.