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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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If you are interested in art brut- this is the place

Great small musuem focused on art brut. The personal stories of the artists were fascinating and much of the art was great as well. But if this style of art isn't your thing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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newyork10011
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Great small musuem focused on art brut. The personal stories of the artists were fascinating and much of the art was great as well. But if this style of art isn't your thing, you'll probably be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I say it's an absolute must because I haven't come across anything quite like this- in terms of the unique concept and the fantastic quality of artworks. The collection is beautiful and the stories accompanying each artist truly enhances your experience. Take 2.5 hours to carefully read every description and take closer looks at incredible works of art created by... More 

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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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

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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44 reviews 44 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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