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Collection de l'Art Brut

Address: 11 av des Bergieres, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 315 25 70
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Ranked #1 of 33 Attractions in Lausanne
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A great museum to visit. All artists have psychiatric difficulties and their emotions and/or sentiments are very strong. Your will leave "la collection de l'art brut" with a lot of questions concerning art but also about people.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great place to visit, wonderful pieces of art that also let you think about what's considered "normal" and "abnormal" in our society. Very recommended!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Loved this place; it was so interesting to get a glimpse into the minds of individuals who went through e.g prison, psychiatric institution or elongated solitude and the way they expressed themselves through art or sculpture. The museum was well set out and had a great variety of works. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys art museums, but also anyone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I found out about this art gallery from TripAdvisor and since it was raining it was perfect. I loved the idea of the gallery which exhibits art pieces from unknown artists, mental patients, prisoners and so on, with a story about the artist and their lives. There are a lot of interesting stories and people which is what makes this... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you plan on spending time inside at all on your trip to Switzerland, take the time to visit this museum. It's tucked away in a quiet part of town, and the building is quite camouflaged as well. Inside the doors though, you enter a new world - one created by the people that I've often wondered "What's going on... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

a fascinating trip into the mind of human beings, and art's hiding places. loved the incredible variety, some images can be quite troubling, so I would not go with very young children

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104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The background of the artists provides very interesting context to the art which is displayed in many forms and scales. As commented, some art is rather dark and disturbing, other work is delightfully eccentric, and plenty is quite conventional and brilliantly executed in spite of any challenges of the artist. 1st Saturday of the month it is free-entry. I enjoyed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The basics first - the entry fee is fairly low cost, the woman who spoke to us on the tills spoke perfect english, all bags have to be put in lockers before you enter the exhibit (1CHF which you get back) and no photography is allowed. Nearest bus stop is Beaulieu or Beaulieu-Jomini (both served by the No.2 and No.21).... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Collection of art from the institutionalized and incarcerated. Most of the artists represented here had lives that none of us would envy, and yet each of them managed to leave something behind that could help all of us understand the human condition just a little bit better. Do not miss.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Examples: Little Billy grew up in Hungary and tried to burn down his house 4 times by the age of 12 and was committed to a mental institution. He escaped at age 25 and lived undiscovered for 20 years in the basement of a castle. His dead body was discovered along with 3000 works of art. All super creepy Jane... More 

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