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Collection de l'Art Brut

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Address: 11 av des Bergieres, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 315 25 70
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5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Well, the Trip Advisor worldwide community is to be admired because it was only because of TA that we discovered this remarkable collection. It is difficult to describe but the unique exhibition of artwork in many different media created by disturbed minds is hugely powerful. The work is excellently displayed and the details of the artist's lives very poignant. An... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I went with my whole family at this museum (three generations) and this was really pleasant for everyone. The collection and the building is great. It is of course very different from other museum because the collection are simply unique. The presentation is great and it is really worth going to spend maybe 90 minutes. My son really enjoyed it.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stumbled on this place by searching, where-else, TripAdvisor. It sounded very interesting and indeed it was. Although when you read the description one might think this was going to be cool and creepy but really it is more like a fine collection of folk art. There are very interesting stories about each of the artists and in some cases,... More 

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum exposes works of people afflicted with psychotic disorders. Their artistic output surpasses often the level of contemporary painters who make heavy money of their art. You come across many people who became orphans at an early age and were apparently pathologically affected by the event. Their art became an obsession but probably also a way of therapy. The... More 

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Le Mont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This must be one of the most original museums in Europe, if not in the world. None of the "artists" is a commonly known painter. Most of the exhibits stem from patients in psychiatric institutions. Very intertesting experience; very colorfull.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're interested in Art Brut or if you never heard about it, this is a very intersting museum. A lot of questions about what is Art, who is an artist? If you can take the guide tour, it's really great to know the story behind the people.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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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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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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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