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Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

As far as the collection goes, MCBA has approximately 11,000 works and its reputation, both national and international, relies on five major collections: the Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) and Louis Soutter (1871-1942) collections.

The collection’s main focus stretches from the 18th century to post-impressionism, with some beautiful examples of cubism and abstract art of Vaud. The museum’s collection relies on donations from individuals, long-term loans from institutions, and a purchasing policy that tends to complete existing collections while at the same time keeping an eye out for contemporary art, whether local to the Vaud region or international.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/E
Opening 1906

Entrance hall of the MCBA (Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts)
Entrance hall of the MCBA (Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts)

Current exhibitions

The Collection

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The collection is on permanent display for the first time: some 300 works, from the 18th century to the present make it possible to see here what cannot be found elsewhere!

Free admission

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
The Collection

Sarah Margnetti. Supportive Structures

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Manor Art Prize 2022 Vaud

For her solo show in the Espace Projet gallery, Sarah Margnetti will exhibit a large selection of recent works, as well as wall paintings that will be done on site.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Sarah Margnetti. Supportive Structures

René Auberjonois – Louis Soutter. The Return to Innocence

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The show brings together two outstanding artists in the MCBA’s collection to examine the quest, which both shared, to get back to art’s sources.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
René Auberjonois – Louis Soutter. The Return to Innocence

Lubaina Himid. So Many Dreams

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Comprising brightly colored paintings, monumental installations, and sound environments, Lubaina Himid. So Many Dreams offers a unique opportunity to discover the scope and depth of the artist’s work. The exhibition unfolds along several narratives that touch on the question of places and their histories, historical memory and its resurgence in the present, and the transmission of certain stories through color, patterns, and sound.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: D/F/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Lubaina Himid. So Many Dreams
  • Art
    Art

Location of the museum

Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausanne

Location/directions

The museum is located 5 minutes walking distance from Lausanne train station.

Open

Mo: closed
Tu-Su: 10 am - 6 pm
Th: 10 am - 8 pm

Admission

Temporary exhibitions:

Plateforme 10 - 3 museums ticket: CHF 25.- / CHF 19.- (reduced)
1 Museum ticket: CHF 15.- / CHF 12.- (reduced price)

The Collection, exhibitions located in Espace Projet and Focus: Free entrance

Contact

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
PLATEFORME 10
Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausanne
021 316 34 45 Telephone
021 316 34 46 Fax
mcba@plateforme10.ch
http://www.mcba.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
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • Shop
    Shop
  • Extremely children and family-friendly
    Extremely children and family-friendly
  • Completely wheelchair accessible
    Completely wheelchair accessible
  • Very good accessibility with public transport
    Very good accessibility with public transport
  • Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.
    Museum day: the museum offers a special event on museum day.