Musée Collection de Art Brut, Lausanne
(4.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Musée Collection de Art Brut features the artistic works of individuals who have been in prison, a psychiatric institution, or have had psychiatric difficulties. Three floors of temporary and permanent exhibits feature an array of expressive visual pieces, each accompanied by the story behind the artist. Note that your bags must be put in a locker upon entry, and photography is prohibited. The gallery may not be appropriate for young children given the mature content of some of the works. Use public transportation to reach the gallery; there is no visitor parking. Work out when and for how long to visit Musée Collection de Art Brut and other Lausanne attractions using our handy Lausanne trip itinerary maker.
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  • You can not come to Lausanne without visiting it. Rare and Fabulous Collection. The Art Brut gives voice to artists who are/were self-taught and very often deprived of liberty (psychiatric hospitals) ...  more »
  • What a beautiful discovery that this collection of outsider art because the artists presented here had moving life courses and were able to magnify them through strong and often exceptional works indeed breathtaking. Multiple surprises on every floor. To review and see!
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  • This is a great collection of great artists, often not known.You can explore different collections and lives of the authors. This experience leaves many touched. 
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  • Simply speechless! Beautiful, mesmerizing you name it! The art works are sublime! A must when visiting Lausanne and the region! It's my favorite museum in the world! You can spend hours upon hours!
  • I don't agree with the concept of Art Brut, but if you do this is the right place to visit in Lausanne. The museum location is beautiful.
  • Amazing place, highly recommended for all art's lovers. Unfortunately taking photos not permitted.
  • A very unique and intriguing experience. Art made by society's outcasts (suffering from Down syndrome or schizophrenia, often locked away in asylums) is very different than the art we are used to see. There is no regard for what the others will think, and no self-censorship in areas like sexuality. Reading the personal stories of all the different authors was extremely interesting. Save around 2.5 - 3 hours for a full tour. I came two hours before closing and ran out of time.
  • This is the most interesting museum in Lausanne (and probably within a 100 mile radius). Thom Yorke paid a visit when Radiohead played nearby and I am pretty confident that his visit served as the inspiration for their Weird Fishes video (I could be wrong).