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Alchemy. Surrealism & Glass Art

Where?
mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
When
From 08.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
Price
From
12 CHF
A century ago, in 1924, surrealism burst onto the European art scene. Thirty-five years later, at the end of the 1950s, it was this same movement that gave birth to mudac’s collection of contemporary glass art, now the largest in Europe.

Useful information

Address

mudac - Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains
PLATEFORME 10 - Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 08.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
Open
Closed
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

15 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

12 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, under the age of 26

Free

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

25 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

19 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, duo (visit for two, adults aged 26 and over)

38 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, under the age of 26

Free

Free admission on the first Saturday of the month. 
On 24 and 31 December: 10am to 5pm. 
Closed on 25 December and 1 January. 

Access 
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot 
Bus 1, 3, 21, 60: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 
Bus 6: «Cécil» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 

More info

The Alchemy exhibition brings together works from the mudac collection - some displayed for the very first time - that bear witness to the movement’s legacy among creators of contemporary glass art.

At the end of the 1950s, Venetian master glassmaker Egidio Costantini submitted an ambitious project to the patron Peggy Guggenheim. Convinced that glass was an essential material of the 20th century, Costantini sought to collaborate with artists to reveal the expressive potential of this material. The pair then invited Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst and Marc Chagall to create sketches that Costantini then brought to life. Named La Fucina degli Angeli (“The Forge of Angels”) by Jean Cocteau, a collection of thirty-six works was created in the Murano glass workshop. Thirty-three of these pieces now feature in mudac’s glass art collection. 

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