Events - 26.08.2013 - 00:00 

HSG participate in the Museum Night

The University of St.Gallen will again participate in the St.Gallen Museum Night and will open its doors on the Rosenberg to the general public on 7 September. Visitors can look forward to an extensive programme.


2 September 2013. The HSG will open its doors for the 9th St.Gallen Museum Night on 7 September from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will offer a backstage view of the campus.

50 years of symbiosis between art and architecture
The evening will be devoted to the HSG’s 50th anniversary on the Rosenberg. There will be something for everyone: a special exhibition about the 50th anniversary will show the genesis of the campus as a symbiosis of art and architecture. Fittingly, numerous guided tours will be conducted on the campus. The HSG and the proArt student association will direct visitors’ attention to art and architecture in the HSG’s Main and Library Building in a variety of guided tours. The Library will also be offering its services during the Museum Night.

The University’s Main Building is well-known as an important example of 1960s architecture. Whereas in this building art constitutes a counterpart to architecture, works of art and a diversity of architectural forms complement each other in a narrative way in the Library Building. Works by world-famous artists representing Surrealism (Miró), paintings and sculptures by representatives of Neo-Expressionism (Arp, Richter, Giacometti) and the Italian transavanguardia (Cucchi, Paladino), as well as works of contemporary art such as a video installation by Signer, will be shown to visitors. Guided tours will take place every two hours: art tours from 6 p.m. and architecture tours from 5 p.m. Both tours will take about 45 minutes each.

Art for young guests
In the children’s workshop, our young guests can pursue creative activities themselves. The workshops for children from four years of age will take 90 minutes each and will start at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Parents can accompany their children to the workshops. Please register your children’s attendance at

Further programme items for an entertaining and cultural diversion will be provided by the HSG Big Band, a combo of HSG students, with hourly concerts. Visitors can relax between the programme items and enjoy delicious hot and cold refreshments provided by Migros Catering.

General information

The St.Gallen Museum Night is staged every year in September. This year, it will take place on 7 September from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. 31 museums and galleries in and around St.Gallen will participate; they have prepared a varied programme for their visitors. A ticket for the Museum Night costs 20 francs and will enable holders to be admitted to all the museums and galleries involved. Tickets can be purchased in the booking offices or during the Museum Night at the University. Admission for children and young people under 16 will be free. Museum Night tickets will entitle holders to use the shuttle bus (Stocken), the circular route and the entire Ostwind Zone 10 (including night surcharge) free of charge. During the Museum Night, the University of St.Gallen can be reached with the No. 5 Bus (Rotmonten) at 20-minute intervals.

All the information about the HSG’s programme during the 9th St.Gallen Museum Night on 7 September can be found on our website

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