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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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Interesting stories found

Every first saturday of the month, it is free. I was already impressed by the stories placed outside of the museum. How interesting things people can build by them selves; some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every first saturday of the month, it is free. I was already impressed by the stories placed outside of the museum. How interesting things people can build by them selves; some were very creative and others were just crazy. And that is being realized by our culture. Anyways, inside you can find stories from different countries. All had some problems.... More 

Thank Kukiliku
Haifa, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Any visit to Lausanne will be remiss without a visit to the unassuming 2-story building of the Collection de l'Art Brut. It hosts one of the most amazing collection of genuine art, unspoiled by intellectualism and pretentiousness.

Thank Eli S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this small museum for the 3 following reasons: 1) I live close by, 2) It was a 1st Saturday on the month and it offered free entrance to all visitors, like a lot of museums do in Lausanne at the 1st Saturday of every month, 3) I like visiting museums in general. In case I see a dilapidated... More 

Thank FreeBirdTravelling
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

This exhibition is an interesting collection of art pieces produced by persons who have mental disorders and intellectual impairments. I found my visit to be a very moving and thought provoking experience.

Thank Janelle G
Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Really like this place, its a bit weird, but I guess to be expected! well worth a visit to look at art by the criminally insane.

Thank Bunglebear78
Greenville, South Carolina
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419 reviews
230 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If there is one reason to visit Lausanne, this should be it. In a very well displayed collection you can see modern, mostly abstract art from painters and sculptors you do NOT know, which helps make it exciting. The descriptions of the artists (in English as well as in French are often moving, as they are mostly outcasts of sorts,... More 

Thank DottoreGianni
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I have never seen such a collection! Beautiful and strange too! Made us think about the connections that make up the human mind.

Thank C C M
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

One of the most fascinating museums I've visited! Art from the minds of those considered mentally ill? Yes! I found the pieces created by those with OCD the most interesting.

Thank islandstylenumber1
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting museum. Enjoyed the Guy Brunet collection especially Nice surprise in Lausanne. Good for rainy days

Thank Yudit G
Dallas, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Was very interesting! Larger than it looks from the outside with 4 floors. Exhibits ranged from untrained, rustic artists to classically trained artists that had emotional or psychological problems. Art ranged from drawings and paintings to rustic clockwork type pieces and embroidered items that looked like psychedelic pot-holders. Several displays were handicapped persons that produced artwork in therapy. Most of... More 

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