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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 30 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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İstanbul
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit for the art lovers.very intriguing pieces of the mentally insane or disoriented people.

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Morges, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised, I really didn't expect that I will like it so much. I was expecting some childish l'art naif and, yes, part of the exhibition was in this style. But mostly it was either extremely precise or brilliantly chaotic. Sometimes I was wondering if it was created by genius or lunatic. It really makes you think about... More

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Sao Paulo
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Should you visit Lausanne, do not miss this jaw-dropping attraction. It is a collection of art pieces made by people with serious psychiatric conditions, and some of them are absolutely impressive. Includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, writings, dresses, etc. Free every 1st saturday of the month.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Great to see a collection of art that comes from a different perspective than commonly encountered. Certainly worth a visit when in Lausanne.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Closed on Mondays, it was worth the return. Powerful reminders of the human mind despite psychological impairments. The beauty among chaos us clear

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Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been to art exhibits all over the world. This is the first time I have felt uncomfortable with the majority of art. Perhaps it was from reading the stories about the artists, perhaps it was the violent and near pornographic content of some images, but I was only uplifted by maybe five of the artists.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Their permanent exhibits are so touching, the stories concerning the artists' lifes are very revealing of their hardship, isolation, and talent. Do not miss.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

From the historic center. Very unique art and life stories from the creators of artwork, sculptures, etc. Covered by the Swiss Pass! Did not like Lausanne that much but this made the visit, only if it was for a day.

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Lausanne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This museum is a must if you are in Lausanne. Amazing art, fascinating life stories of unusual artists, deep insights in the abyss of the human existence. You will leave the museum being happy with your life.

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