Events - 27.08.2015 - 00:00 

The HSG resounds with music

On Saturday, 5 September 2015, the HSG will resound with music on the occasion of the St.Gallen Museum Night: in a cosy atmosphere, students will give concerts for Museum Night guests. Children will be able to save art treasures, and adults will be able to enjoy guided art and architecture tours.


27 August 2015. Visitors to the Museum Night can look forward to an exhibition that will reveal successes and tell anecdotes of the student culture associations with articles and photos, flyers and programmes retrieved from the depths of the University’s archives. From 6 p.m. onwards, student music history will come to life: thus the HSG Big Band will perform, and the Maik&Nicola, Gerry Pikali and Riptide groups will make the campus resound with smaller concerts.

Student involvement at the HSG

The University of St.Gallen is able to look back on a long tradition of student associations: as early as 1900, the first academic student fraternities were founded, and many others followed. Today, there are more than 100 student associations at the HSG. Student culture associations also have a long tradition. In 1964, the Student Theatre gave the starting signal for associations to be set up in the field of culture. The UniOrchestra and the HSG Big Band were founded by students in 1985.

Guided art and architecture tours on the campus

The HSG and the student association proArte will draw visitors’ attention to the art and architecture in the HSG’s Main and Library Buildings on various guided tours. The University’s Main Building is considered to be a significant construction of the 1960s. Whereas there, art plays a counterpart to architecture, works of art and a diversity of architectural forms complement each other in a narrative fashion in the Library Building. Visitors to the Museum Night can expect works by artists from the environment of Surrealism, paintings and sculptures by representatives of Neo-Expressionism, the Italian Transavanguardia and works of contemporary art.

The art tours will take place at 6, 8 and 10 p.m., the architecture tours at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Both tours will take about 45 minutes.

Detective game for children

There will also be a varied programme for children: in a game, they will become detectives. They will safeguard the HSG’s art treasures in such a way that the notorious thieves Percy and Lynch will be deprived of any opportunity to steal paintings and sculptures. Children will be able to take part in this game at any time between 5 and 8 p.m. The programme will take about 45 minutes. Children will be accompanied by trained support staff. Of course, parents may join in on request. No registration will be required.

St.Gallen Museum Night

The St.Gallen Museum Night takes place annually in September and will be run under the motto “The Museum Night resounds” this year. It will take place on 5 September from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

31 museums and galleries in and around St.Gallen will participate in it and have devised varied programmes for visitors. A ticket for the Museum Night costs CHF 20.00 and will enable holders to be admitted to all the museums and galleries involved. Tickets can be purchased at the advance booking offices or, during the Museum Night, at the University. For children and young people up to 16 years of age, admission will be free.

The tickets for the Museum Night will entitle holders to use the shuttle bus and the circular-route bus within the entire Ostwind Zone 210 (including Nachtwind surcharge). During the Museum Night, the HSG can be reached by the No. 5 bus (Rotmonten) at 20-minute intervals.

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