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Collection de l'Art Brut

“Art does not come to lie down in the beds that have been made for it; it runs away as soon as anyone utters its name: it likes being incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it’s called.”

Jean Dubuffet’s comments can be envisaged as the central point around which the concept of Art Brut is articulated: those who create Art Brut are creators free from all cultural conditioning or social conformity. They are inmates of psychiatric hospitals, loners, misfits, prisoners, marginalised people of every sort.

These artists create in a self-taught fashion, in silence, secrecy and solitude. Their ignorance of artistic traditions permits them to produce work that is original and subversive.
La Collection de l’Art Brut is seen as a historic point of reference throughout the world. Every year, 40,000 visitors discover the works gathered together in this museum, which today has 70,000 pieces.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1976

Ataa Oko
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne.
Ataa Oko Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne.
Adolf Wölfli
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Adolf Wölfli Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Vue intérieure
Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
Vue intérieure Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Avenue des Bergières 11
1004 Lausanne

Location/directions

Avenue des Bergières 11, près du Comptoir suisse. Bus no 2, 3 et 21. Arrêts Jomini ou Beaulieu

Open

Jan–jun: ma–di 11–18
Jul–aoû: lu–di 11–18
Sep–déc: ma–di 11–18

Contact

Collection de l'Art Brut
Avenue des Bergières 11
1004 Lausanne
021 315 25 70 Telephone (musée)
021 315 25 71 Fax (musée)
art.brut@lausanne.ch
http://www.artbrut.ch
  • Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
    Member of the Swiss Museums Association.
  • Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
    Museum pass: holders of the Swiss museum pass have free admission.
  • Parking
    Parking
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Partially wheelchair accessible
    Partially wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport