Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts
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permia
Ireland62,299 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Spanning centuries, marvellous collections of works by renowned artists are here.

A varied selection from the Renaissance is interesting and include Andrea Vaccaro’s Sons of Jacob and an Adoration of the Magi from around 1530.

The 1800s are represented by fine pieces such as In front of a Church by Ernest Bieler and Eugene Burnand's A Bull in the Alps. In the later a sole animal on a peak is bellowing, with not a trace of humans around.

A number of sculptures by the famous Swiss artist Giacometti are to be seen. These are included in the modern and contemporary section that also comprises works by many others such as Matisse.

La montange s’endort by Edmond Bille is a captivating piece. It shows a young woman asleep in the high mountains with a symmetry between the outline of her body and the background landscape.

Written 7 October 2023
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David P
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The staff ruined the visit for us. They were singularly unhelpful and aggressively rude. If you stray from the free area into the part where you have to pay, or go too close to an exhibit, you are treated as a criminal. I inadvertently did both - the signing is wholly inadequate - and was publicly harangued in two languages as a result. Totally unpleasant people, best avoided.
Written 18 September 2023
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Elena_TheTravellerCH
Lausanne, Switzerland499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Overall our visit to this museum has been a nice experience. The entrance is free but we booked our tickets online for the day of our visit. The building is huge and it develops on 2 floors: on each floor there is a permanent exhibition and a temporary one. There are mainly paintings from Swiss artists so not very well known. However it has been a good experience to learn more about Swiss artists ! It is also opened on Sunday so strongly suggested for a winter/autumn Sunday afternoon.
Written 1 May 2023
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demunnick
Deventer, The Netherlands95 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The building is grand and overwhelming (on the outside & the inside) but for the rest there’s not much interesting to see, if you’re not into fossils and lots and lots and lots of stuffed animals. Wayfinding could be updated too, you keep on wandering through the building looking for the galleries. Except for us hardly any other visitors.
Written 22 July 2022
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Steve_Grant1
Oldham, UK1,723 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
This is a very nice building from both the outside and the inside. We were not able to visit the exhibitions as we visited on a closed day but were still able to enter the building and look at the architecture.
Written 4 May 2022
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Joe 67
94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
A very interesting cantonal museum of archeology and numismatics (coins) as well as natural history in the Palais de Rumine. There's a great library in the building as well that has a great collection of books on the canton of Vaud and you can read the (French language) papers.
Written 28 March 2022
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,943 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A very modern and functional new building, ideally located. Permanent exhibitions are free, modest but well presented and quite interesting. temporary ones are expensive and of course of unequal interest. In any case the Museum is worth visiting and we should be grateful to a, relatively, small town to make such investments in culture.
Written 8 May 2021
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Billscottmorri
Echichens, Switzerland128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This is an excellent gallery and worth the visit for the building alone.
The permanent collection is excellent and the exhibitions are very well curated.
At the moment they are hosting their exhibition on Sculpture Rodin to Bourgeoise and it is outstanding. Whoever put this together deserves a prize.
Written 11 April 2021
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Jean Pierre B
Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
recently inaugurated last October named Platforme 10 this new space will be the new artstique centre of Lausanne including the Museum of modern arts, the Eliysee Mueum of photography and finally the Mudac. the all project is the result of an international architectural of the bureau EBV Estudio Barozzi Veiga from Barelona. The building is very impressive from outside with its 147m. and 22 large but also from inside permitting the presentation of important works of the museum collection but also presenting pieces of local private collection.its consider as a must of he brand museum worldwide, making when this artistic center will be ready as a step in presentation like it was some years ago Bilbao and the Lausanne authority a counting in doubling the number of visitors from 30 to 40.000 a year.
Written 13 January 2020
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JGabbard
Zurich, Switzerland54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A beautifully modern space as part of a major update to Lausanne's art spaces. Located just across from the trains station, this new building is the epitome of Swiss elegance in architecture. A soft gray palette overflowing with terrazzo flooring and heaps of fine art organized by theme. A meditative space with a cafe specializing in locally sourced organic foods.
Written 6 January 2020
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