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Collection de l'Art Brut

11 av des Bergieres, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
41 21 315 25 70
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Ranked #1 of 33 attractions in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: The Musee de L’Art Brut is appropriately in a somewhat strange and out-of-the-way location for most tourists.  However, public transportation allows... more »
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New Braunfels, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is not the art you used to see in the museums, this is something beyond your normal understanding. All the stories and exhibits are truly shocking.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I am not a big museum enthusiast, but this place shook me and kept me thinking about its exhibits and stories for a long time after I left. Reading the stories behind the exhibits gives a good perspective about the world that we are living in.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you have the time, this is a worthwhile stop. Very interesting art from some very talented people (but with mental illnesses or dire situations).

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

An art experience not to be missed in this lifetime of original encounters to refresh the creative soul. So down to earth and refreshing.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Most of the literature says its prisoner art, but in fact it is art by self taught artists of all kinds a unique collection and really worth seeing.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is the largest and most beautiful collection of Art Brut. There is always a special exhibit on, always interesting and the regular collection is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nothing to dislike. An beautifully arranged and correctly lit art museum. The painters come from a particularly difficult background. Many had / have mental health issues. Their work can be haunting, but one can say that the work of nearly all the artists were technically impressive, in some cases wonderful and all were very moving. Had I money and were... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very interesting thematic exhibitions, e.g. lately on cars & other transportation means. An ideal museum for a visit with kids (min. 6-8 years old). The level of detail achieved by these often deranged artists is striking.

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