Collection de l’Art Brut

Where?
Avenue des Bergières 11
Price
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12 chf
One of Lausanne’s key museums, the Collection de l’Art Brut, housed in a magnificent mansion, is full of surprises with its unique collection of works by self-taught artists, far removed from conventional artistic codes.
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Address

Avenue des Bergières 11
1004 Lausanne

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Schedules

From 01.07.2023 to 31.08.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
From 01.09.2022 to 31.12.2022
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
From 01.01.2023 to 30.06.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00

Caregiver for disabled person: no charge

Free

Adult

12 chf

AVS/AI, students

6 chf

Closed on Mondays (except in July and August)
Public holidays : open from 11am to 6pm
Free admission on the first Saturday of the month
Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Access:
Bus 3, 21, 87 -> «Beaulieu-Jomini» stop

Partially wheelchair-accessible Toilets partially wheelchair-accessible Parking place partially wheelchair-accessible
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Dominik the arch-photo fan
This intimist museum, nestled in the 18th century Beaulieu Castle, displays the works of self-taught artists. Go there for the out-of-the-ordinary atmosphere and discoveries!
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In the centre of Lausanne, the splendid Château de Beaulieu houses the Collection de l’Art Brut. A one-off in Switzerland, this unusual museum displays the creations of self-taught artists, often the marginalised, detainees or prisoners. Through the permanent and temporary collections, visitors come to reflect on and understand these artists who are not artists.

The Collection de l’Art Brut came into being thanks to a donation from Jean Dubuffet, a French artist and collector, who devised this creative form. According to Dubuffet’s definition, “true art is always there where we least expect it. (…) Art is like a person who loves to remain incognito”. The Collection de l'Art Brut (Outsider’s Art Collection) is housed in a castle dating back to the 18th century that is a property of the City of Lausanne, the Château de Beaulieu. For two generations, it belonged to the Mingard family. Flats were let to famous guests: Jacques Necker, Louis XVI’s minister of finance, and his wife Suzanne, née Curchod, as well as Victor Perrin, Napoléon’s marshal, and historian Jules Michelet…

The Collection de l’Art Brut regularly participates in cultural events and offers free admission on the first Saturday of the month.

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