HOW MUCH TIME IT WILL TAKE YOU:
When it comes to museums, the time it takes is mostly up to you! Whether you want to take your time in one or have a full-blown museum day, the choice is yours! To fully see each museum can take between 1.5 (Ex: Art Brut) to 3 hours (ex: Platform 10). All of the museums are around the main city center, so allocate at least 30-40 minutes for transport between museums in total if you plan to visit all three.
WHAT IT IS:
Missing fine art? Want more enriching visuals to look at during the day? Need a date idea? Lucky for you, Lausanne is home to several museums, filled with artwork ranging from local Swiss aficionados to world-renowned artists like Monet and Manet. Some of them specialize in photography, others in sculpture...there is something for everyone! Today, we will only be listing three museums that have a bit of variety but feel free to look into Lausanne’s many other beautiful and historical museums.
Platform 10 will soon be the epicenter for most art in Lausanne. It is already home to the Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts. It will soon be the new home of Lausanne’s premiere photography museum, Musée de l'Elysée, in November (if you’re staying until then, you’ll be here for the grand opening!) The museum displays many art mediums: paintings, photography, sculpture, and video! Here you will currently find temporary exhibits from painter Maurice Denis and sculptor Rodin. But hurry fast, these will end on 16 May!
Fondation de l'Hermitage is one of Lausanne’s private (so, never free) museums located in a beautiful and grand historical home in Hermitage Park. This museum often exhibits private painting collections. Currently, they are displaying a private collection that features over 100 paintings, with work from artists like Monet, Matisse, and Modigliani.
Collection de l'Art Brut is Lausanne’s museum for artists that are not well-known in Switzerland. It is meant to show more “outsider” work. The art here tends to be less mainstream so if you are an artist looking for inspiration, maybe this the place for you!
Other notable mentions:
Hand Museum located in CHUV
Olympic Museum near Ouchy
Hope you enjoy discovering the great art Lausanne has to offer!
Your beloved ESN Committee ♥
This event can be made sustainable by taking public transports #ESNaware
HOW TO GET THERE:
Platform 10: Located right next to the main train station. Get off at the metro (M2) stop for Lausanne-gare.
Fondation de l'Hermitage: From the train station: Take the M2, direction "Croisettes", get off at the "Bessières" stop. Take the bus no.16, direction "Grand-Vennes", get off at the "Hermitage" stop. From St. Francois: Take the bus no.16, direction "Grand-Vennes", get off at the "Hermitage" stop.
Collection de l'Art Brut: Bus 8 from St. François, direction Désert , get off at the Beaulieu bus stop.
WHAT YOU NEED:
You will need :
HOW MUCH IT WILL COST YOU:
The organization of this event will cost :
0 CHF if you go on the first saturday of the month. However, since the next one is not until June, here are some of the most affordable options:
- Platform 10: most of their collections are free entrance all of the time; only about two are not. Student price for the non-free will be about 15 CHF
- Fondation de l'Hermitage: 10 CHF for students
- Collection de l'Art Brut: 6 CHF for students
WHO TO CONTACT FOR MORE INFO:
Organizer: Jessica Momorie, firstname.lastname@example.org, Telegram: @JessicaMomorie
Respo Culture: Cecilia Andriantsoa, Telegram: @oh_cecilia