is the world's "smallest" museum and shows grand exhibitions of internationally acknowledged and emerging artists, and the edition of the kmd publishes hardcover books in small format (art theory, monographs, artists’ books, and exhibition catalogues).

to the visitors and friends of the kmd:
the world's "tiniest" museum is having a makeover! the kunsthalle marcel duchamp | the forestay museum of art will be back in may 2016 in a new design by the lucerne architect jonathan banz (*1987) and with an exhibition of the works of karin sander. the old kmd will be joining the collection of the kunstmuseum wolfsburg in germany with the exhibition la broyeuse de chocolat (the chocolate grinder) of 2013. from february 25, 2016 on it will be installed for one year in front of the museum's main entrance and can be visited mondays to sundays around the clock (see süddeutsche | focus | main echo, and exhibitions).

ongoing special exhibition marking the occasion of dada 100 zurich:
marcel duchamp, the unhappy readymade 2016
re-installation (replica) of marcel duchamp’s ready-made malheureux, the instructions for which were cabled by duchamp in buenos aires to his sister suzanne duchamp in paris in 1919.
january 1 to december 31, 2016, for more information go to:

recent book releases:
didier semin, duchamp: le paradigme du dessin d'humour (duchamp: the paradigm of the cartoon | duchamp: das paradigma der humoristischen zeichnung), 116 pages, français, english, deutsch, published with verlag für moderne kunst, vienna.
for more information go to: publications

stefan banz, eilshemius: peer of poet-painters
(a winner of the 2016 rollins book award)

the first comprehensive publication on the american artist (with swiss and german roots) louis michel eilshemius (1864–1941), who was discovered by marcel duchamp on the occasion of the first annual exhibition of the society of independent artists at the grand central palace in new york in 1917. together with katherine s. dreier, duchamp organized the two very first public exhibitions of this artist's work at the société anonyme in new york in 1920 und 1924. the book is published with jrp|ringier, zurich, including collected documents, a novel of facts, by and about louis m. eilshemius, and an extensive study of his influence on marcel duchamp, 768 pages, 479 color and 53 black an white illustrations, format 31 x 24 cm, hardcover.
merlin james on the book, in the burlington magazine:
april, 2016
roberta smith on the book, in the new york times: 
november 27, 2015
luc debraine on the book, in l'hebdo, lausanne (français):
september 17, 2015

for more information about the book go to: publications
and exhibitions 2010–2015

the kmd is a member of verband schweizer museen/association des musées suisse/associazione dei musei svizzeri, and supported by le département de la formation, de la jeunesse et de la culture du canton de vaud, lausanne; stiftung erna und curt burgauer, zurich; migros kulturprozent, zurich; and the law firm kellerhals carrard, lausanne.