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Do you like talking to artists, collectors and leading figures in the museum world and art trade? Would you like to hear first-hand from experts about what is happening in art and research? Do you enjoy discovering the secrets behind a work of art, being enthralled by an insightful lecture and taking part in a stimulating conversation? Then join VSIK, the association for friends of SIK-ISEA. Not only will you be part of a network of passionate art lovers. You will also be supporting a unique institution – the national centre of excellence for art in Switzerland.

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Foyer of Villa Bleuler in May 2018: presentation of the fourth and final volume of the Catalogue raisonné of Hodler's paintings (lecture by Prof. Dr. Oskar Bätschmann on Ferdinand Hodler and Diego Velázquez & presentation of volume 4 by Paul Müller).

Trip with the circle of patrons to Maloja, June 2018: Visit of the studio and the private rooms of Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899) – guided by Segantini's granddaughter Ragnhild (on the right side of the picture) and her daughter Diana Segantini (Segantini's estate administrator).

Trip with the circle of patrons to Maloja, June 2018: Visit of the studio and the private rooms of Giovanni Segantini (1858-1899) – guided by Segantini's granddaughter Ragnhild (on the right side of the picture) and her daughter Diana Segantini (Segantini's estate administrator).

Excursion with the circle of patrons to the Engadin, June 2018: Visit of the Centre for Contemporary Art NAIRS, which has been running an artist-in-residence programme in a historic bathhouse for around 25 years. As an art gallery the Fundaziun NAIRS realizes exhibitions of Swiss and international contemporary art. Guided tour by the director Christof Rösch followed by lunch.

Excursion with the circle of patrons to the Engadin, June 2018: Since 2016 the well-known Engadine artist Not Vital has been the owner of Tarasp Castle. His vision is to develop the castle into a cultural attraction of national and international importance through contemporary art, events and artists' studios. Guided tour by the artist Not Vital.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Dresden, September 2018: Frauenkirche, exclusive ascent of the dome and guided visit of the church.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Dresden in September 2018: Pillnitz Palace - guided tour of a unique park with tour guide Matthias Schanzenbach.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Neuss, Langen Foundation, March 2019: Reception by Karla Zerressen, managing director and granddaughter of the art collector Marianne Langen, who initiated and donated the exhibition house. Guided tour with Jennifer Greenland, curatorial assistant of Gianni Jetzer, through the exhibition How to See [What Isn`t There] – a group exhibition with works from the Burger Collection Hong Kong of our patron Monique Burger.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Neuss, Langen Foundation, March 2019: Reception by Karla Zerressen, managing director and granddaughter of the art collector Marianne Langen, who initiated and donated the exhibition house. Guided tour with Jennifer Greenland, curatorial assistant of Gianni Jetzer, through the exhibition How to See [What Isn`t There] – a group exhibition with works from the Burger Collection Hong Kong of our patron Monique Burger.

Apéritif riche at the annual event in December 2019, Salon bleu in the Villa Bleuler, Zurich.

Trip to Bordeaux with the circle of patrons in September 2019: artistic surprise dessert at the restaurant Les Tables Vatel, Quai des Chartrons, between a tour of the city and a visit of the Cité du Vin.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Bordeaux in September 2019: reception of the owner and entrepreneur Silvio Denz at his Château Faugères, Saint-Émilion, who showed us the monumental winery designed by Mario Botta.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Bordeaux in September 2019: reception of the owner and entrepreneur Silvio Denz at his Château Faugères, Saint-Émilion, who showed us the monumental winery designed by Mario Botta.

Trip with the circle of patrons to Bordeaux in September 2019: reception of the owner and entrepreneur Silvio Denz at his Château Faugères, Saint-Émilion, who showed us the monumental winery designed by Mario Botta.

General assembly of the association for friends of SIK-ISEA in June 2019, at the lectern the president Hortensia von Roda.