The Swiss Alpine Museum presents a selection of paintings from its collection of over 200 works spanning two centuries. The paintings show a number of variations on the popular scenes of beautiful mountains amid a virtually pristine natural landscape: mountains at sunset, mountains with glacial firn, mountains close up, mountains from a distance, mountains with lakes, and very occasionally mountains with people. Most of the paintings were donated by artists who have now entirely or largely fallen into obscurity, but their works tell us so much about the history of our eternal love affair with the mountains. The exhibition seeks to find out just why we have such a yearning for the mountains and contrasts these feelings with present-day realities. A project in cooperation with Lausanne playwright Antoine Jaccoud and the Institute for Social Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Studies at Zurich University.