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MUSEC - Museo delle Culture

Located on Lugano's lakeside in the historic Villa Malpensata, the MUSEC offers a rich program of exhibitions and events dedicated to ethnic and oriental arts, photography, modern and contemporary art.
On the ground floor the Spazio Maraini is entirely dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. On the first and second floors the Spazio Mostre hosts major exhibitions. On the third floor, Spazio Cielo allows you to discover new collections or contemporary artists. In addition, The Spazio Tesoro is accessible free of charge, with highlights from the permanent collections.
MUSEC preserves masterpieces of south seas art, donated by Swiss artist Serge Brignoni to the City of Lugano. Over the years, numerous other prestigious collections have been added, including one of the most important collections in the world of hand-painted Japanese photographs from the late 19th century.

This museum greets you in the following languages: D/F/I/E
Opening 1989

MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, Lugano.
MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, Lugano.
MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, Lugano.
MUSEC, Villa Malpensata, Lugano.

Current exhibitions

Hans Georg Berger. La discliplina dei sensi.

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Allestita nello «Spazio Mostre», al primo e secondo piano di Villa Malpensata, l’esposizione «La disciplina dei sensi. Hans Georg Berger. Una retrospettiva» presenta 145 raffinate fotografie in bianco e nero stampate ai sali d’argento su carta baritata, a partire dai negativi conservati nell’archivio berlinese dell’artista.
Si tratta della prima grande retrospettiva dedicata a Berger, di cui il progetto luganese ripercorre l’intera carriera, dai primi anni ’70 a oggi.

The exhibition is documented in the following languages: I/E
Guided tours are offered in the following languages: I
  • Folklore and ethnology
    Folklore and ethnology
  • Art
    Art
  • Thematic cultural asset
    Thematic cultural asset

Location of the museum

Riva Antonio Caccia 5
6900 Lugano

Location/directions

Villa Malpensata, Riva Antonio Caccia 5 / Via Mazzini 5, 6900 Lugano Bus stops "Malpensata" and "Bressanella".

Open

Per gli orari di apertura aggiornati consultare per cortesia il sito www.musec.ch.

Admission

Per le tariffe aggiornate consultare per cortesia il sito www.musec.ch.

Contact

MUSEC - Museo delle Culture
Via G. Mazzini 5
6900 Lugano
058 866 69 60 Telephone
info@musec.ch
http://www.musec.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
  • Children and family-friendly
    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.