Hans Purrmann exhibition at the Hermann Hesse Museum

Community Investment CH

In collaboration with the Hans Purrmann Archive in Munich, the Hermann Hesse Museum in Montagnola near Lugano is showing an exhibition on this post-impressionist painter who lived in Montagnola from 1944 until his death in 1966.

The artist's life in Ticino is richly documented in works of art, photographs and letters from the entire period of his residency in Ticino – a time in his life that was rich in friendships and encounters with prominent figures from the cultural scene. The relationship between Hans Purrmann and Hermann Hesse is a particular focus, both as artists and as individuals sharing the experiences of aging and a belief in timeless spiritual values.

The Hesse room at Casa Camuzzi, 1950
Oil on canvas, 46 x 55 cm
Private collection
Copyright: Hans Purrmann Archive Munich

The UBS Culture Foundation supports creativity

The UBS Culture Foundation has contributed CHF 50,000 in project funding to the exhibition on the life and times of Hans Purrmann at the Hermann Hesse Museum. This funding was provided in support of an important institution that works creatively and effectively to educate the public on the philosophy and works of one of the outstanding writers and thinkers of his time.

In parallel to the exhibition in Montagnola, the Museo d'arte in Mendrisio, sponsored by UBS Ticino, is putting on its own Hans Purrmann exhibition.

Hans Purrmann – a master of color

Paintings, letters and friendships

Hermann Hesse Museum Montagnola:
April 10 - August 28, 2011

Museo d'arte Mendrisio:
April 10 – August 28, 2011

The UBS Culture Foundation – long-standing commitment

The UBS Culture Foundation has been promoting the arts and culture in Switzerland since it was established nearly 50 years ago. Funding is provided to professional artists and for cultural projects in the fields of art, heritage conservation & archaeology, film, literature, music, the humanities and cultural studies.

The UBS Culture Foundation is one of the leading private sponsors for the arts and culture in Switzerland. The UBS Culture Foundation provides roughly CHF 1 - 1.5 million in funding annually, substantially contributing to preserving and renewing Swiss cultural heritage.