Challenging art in a mock Renaissance environment
The canton's Fine arts museum is housed in the singularly unadapted Palais de Rumine, a late 19th-century building in Florentine Renaissance style. Plans to build a more suitable venue have been afoot for 30 years and are at last materializing. By 2017 it should have moved to a museum complex that is being custom-built by the Lausanne's train station.
In the meantime, the museum maintains an adventurous programme that alternates between regional artists of international stature, like Jacques Vallotton or Charles Gleyre and the seriously avant-garde.
|Venue name:||Musée cantonal des beaux arts|
Palais de Rumine
Place de la Riponne 6
|Opening hours:||11am-6pm Tue-Fri, 11am-5pm Sat Sun, closed Mon|
|Transport:||Métro: Riponne-Maurice Béjart bus 1, 2, 8|
|Price:||Admission CHF10 adults, CHF8 reductions, free under-16s|