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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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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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126 reviews 126 reviews
90 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

AS far as I know this is the only art gallery in the world devoted to artists from history completely outside the mainstream. Strange isolated figures often with mental health difficulties who have produced truly memorable works.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The Art Brut is really unique (never heard of any other gallery/museum) like this. Just because it is art of not-schooled-artists, doesn't mean it's not great pieces! There are always many different expositions and they change fairly often so you are sure to find something that captivates you.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Well worth the uphill walk from the station! This museum is fascinating and unusual collection. Definition of Art Brut is not clear, but basically seems to be art by mentally ill or disturbed. The collection is extensive. Of course it is very mixed, but some of it is really good. Worth visiting either if you are interested in art, or... More

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