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Collection de l'Art Brut

avenue Bergieres 11 av, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
+41 21 315 25 70
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Very interesting museum but only if you are interested in stories of people

I really liked the museum, I found the stories interesting and the artwork moving. However my... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Great idea for a rainy day in Lausanne!!

The only day it rained while we were in Lausanne, so my husband and I hopped on a bus and off we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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avenue Bergieres 11 av, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
+41 21 315 25 70
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I really liked the museum, I found the stories interesting and the artwork moving. However my companion did not like it at all: he found most not very pretty and did not feel like reading the descriptions.

Thank Irene-Schrijver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only day it rained while we were in Lausanne, so my husband and I hopped on a bus and off we went to this famous museum of outsider art. What a weird and wonderful place! The stories alone are worth going for, and the...More

Thank Nefi
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you can set aside many of the lessons you have learned about "art" and just go into this exhibition with an inquiring and interested mind then you will not be disappointed. Much of the art was at the end of the 19th century or...More

Thank susancornetryan
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Well worth your time to visit this gem of an art museum. The art has been done by non-professionally trained artists..who have produced this beautiful and interesting pieces of art because they 'had to'. They didn't create their work for commercial sales but because this...More

1  Thank 6400wendy
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This museum is full of surprises. Perhaps the best known of the artists is Aloïse (from Lausanne) but there are over 140 artists from at least 10 countries including 10 artists from the United States. You can spend many hours contemplating the raw intensity of...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Just visited this great little museum. It's in a beautiful old building, that's been totally gutted on the inside. The artists are all marginalized people, who had terrible upbringing and many ended up in mental institutions , so it's quit different. Many of the works...More

Thank Fivedanes
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

It's a crazy place. Litteraly and figuratively. Artists with psychic disabilities from all around the world and from different times. You have to go there. Then again, beware, it takes a lot of time, it's bigger than it seems and there's a lot of content....More

Thank marjan t
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Experience different thinking and view art from a different lens and angle. Be open and tolerant !! This place is possibly unique in Europe, do not miss it and confront yourself to a different thinking and art pattern.

Thank Brajon
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Vivid presentation of emotions, states of depression, mental disorders. It's definitely worth visiting to see how those people express their internal fights through art.

1  Thank Paweł C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The Collection de l'Art Brut is a gem of a place featuring the works of several off-beat artists including the wonderful Henry Darger and James Edward Deeds. Well presented. A compelling place.

Thank djakarta77
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