Collection de l'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. Make Collection de l'Art Brut part of your personalized Lausanne itinerary using our Lausanne day trip site.
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This is a fascinating and moving art museum of true "outsider" art mainly composed by residents of psychiatric institutions. There is detailed information in both French and English about the...
This is a fascinating and moving art museum of true "outsider" art mainly composed by residents of psychiatric institutions. There is detailed information in both French and English about the... more »
A must visit for art lovers in Lausanne. A very rare collection of outsider art including 18th c. tattoos. Founded by Jean dubuffet
A must visit for art lovers in Lausanne. A very rare collection of outsider art including 18th c. tattoos. Founded by Jean dubuffet more »
My wife and I really enjoyed this art collection. Both the permanent and the temporary exhibits were fascinating. We spent about two hours at the museum exploring the 4 floors, but you could easily spend an hour or more per floor to take it all in and really absorb the pieces. It was very helpful that the artist biography was in French and English. There are several videos with headphones, only in French though.
Really enjoyed this collection. Information on these fascinating artists really connects the work to the viewer. A bit out of the way from the centre but worth a visit.
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