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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 35 Attractions in Lausanne
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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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 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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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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Geneva
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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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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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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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Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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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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