WINTER 2020/21 PRESSKIT - CULTURE
CULTURE - HIDDEN TREASURES AWAIT
Crans-Montana is a destination full of history and popular Valais traditions that travellers can discover at the Grand-Lens museum as well as the Colombire Ecomuseum. All cultural tastes are catered for, enjoyed and shared here. Examples of our cultural diversity include: a museum of model trains for all the family; the Opale Foundation in Lens, that brings together Swiss and international artists; the Vision Art Festival, which has helped to draw urban art away from large cities and into the heart of the Alps; and of course, the five galleries of Crans-Montana. Music from popular and classical through to electro can also be heard at numerous concerts, events and festivals throughout the year.
Between Aboriginal and Contemporary Art
Through exhibitions, workshops, gatherings and publications, the Fondation Opale intends to install a permanent dialogue between Aboriginal art and contemporary art. Launched in 2019, the ”Before Time Began” exhibition truly launched the Foundation’s artistic project, with works from the origins of contemporary Aboriginal art to modern time.
Until 4 April 2021, Fondation Opale presents “Résonances”, its new exhibition. Bringing together 50 contemporary Aboriginal and international artists, this five-chapter tour explores the fundamental theme of the human's place in the universe through their works.
Artistic activities for everyone
Montagn’Arts provides artistic acitvities – workshops, conferences and shows – in the idyllic setting that is Crans-Montana. Early in 2019, the association welcomes Frédéric Lenoir, on 12 and 13 January, for an exhibition-concert as well as a conference « wisdom and meditation ». You’ll find the diary with all events here:
Swiss Made Culture
A yearly varied programme
Throughout the year, Swiss Made Culture offers a varied programme of music, cinema and also visual arts and theatre.
Art & Collections Museum
Grand Nord, Art Inuit exhibition
The Art & Collections Museum by the Fondation Bernard & Caroline de Wattewile has opened its doors again this summer, to the delight of art fans. Specialising in exhibitions of sculptures and works of art, this location, with a decisively contemporary setting, includes an educational area which provides visitors with a series of documents related to the exhibitions.
Find out here all the cultural events.