Collection de l’Art Brut

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Collection d'Art Brut, Lausanne museum, Time Out Switzerland
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Time Out says

A fascinating museum presenting art created by untrained artists on the fringes of society.

Off the tourist trail, this fascinating museum is a must-see for those seeking an alternative to the mainstream, exactly what ‘art brut’ – literally ‘raw art’ – is all about. Since 1976 this museum has presented the collection of Jean Dubuffet, who sought to gather art from all over the world created by untrained artists on the fringes of society. Most have led difficult lives, many have had social or psychological problems, others have been in prison. All have created work that is interesting, offbeat, often highly skilled and sometimes downright unfathomable. As well as a permanent exhibition the museum presents changing temporary displays offering its 4,000 artworks in storage a rotating chance to shine.


Avenue des Bergières 11
Bus 2, 3, 21
Admission CHF10 adults; CHF5 children, seniors; under 16s free; free first Saturday of the month
Opening hours:
11am-6pm Tue-Sun Sep-June; 11am-6pm Mon-Sun Jul-Aug
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