Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts), Lausanne

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The Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.CollectionThe museum was created by private initiative in 1841, and private funds still help acquisitions with gifts and legacies. In 2014, the museum conserved around 10'000 artworks. A part of them retrace a general history of art since ancien Egypt, but the biggest part concerns art from the end of the XVIIIe to post-impressionism. The reputation of the museum is due to five great collections : the funds of Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), Louis Soutter (1871-1942).Modern and contemporary art collections includes works by Marcel Broodthaers, Rolf Iseli, Tadeusz Kantor, Charles Rollier, Daniel Spoerri or Maria Elena Vieira da Silva. Expressive figuration is widely present with Günther Brus, Luciano Castelli, Miriam Cahn, Martin Disler, Leiko Ikemura, Arnulf Rainer, Klaudia Schifferle, and Jean-Frédéric Schnyder, among others.
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  • Hall seems to be free and open to every other. If you are an international student ID card or student card to present European!
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  • Very nice but that made all these refugees here to load their phones? Too bad! Because we liked the rest
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  • A beautiful show is held at the moment by the famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is famous for his anti-establishment works of power, pleased to see other museums rooms also free so go there...
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  • Lovely museum. Entrence is free 1st Saturday and Sunday of each month. Kids love it. Within this Palais de Rumie are other museums inside. Museum of natural history, museum of zoology, monetary museum etc.
  • Wei Wei exhibition. not to miss. an interesting secret course across the MCBA instituions. But try to join a group or to hire a guide, the artist life and political engagement need to to be considered to decrypt the masterpieces. i would have appreciate more seat or couch to rest while enjoying...
  • Exhibitions free to the public! Went to see the Ai Weiwei exhibit, was amazing!!
  • This museum has become my favorite one! 😀 not only it's indeed built like a palace.... But you have so many beautiful and fascinating things to study... You can spend weeks!!! Without finishing it! 😀 I highly recommend it to anyone.. Especially young children! 😀 a great place to start a good education! 😀
  • It's free! you just need to take a slip at the counter on right once you enter. I saw many people sitting and working/reading in the in-house cafe. There was one craft activity to design flag for Switzerland which I thoroughly enjoyed!
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