Cantonal Fine Arts Museum - Lausanne


The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts has approximately 8'900 works of art.

One section of the museum's collections offers an appreciation of the history of art since the time of ancient Egypt. The museum's main focus ranges from the second half of the eighteenth century to Post-Impressionism, with particular emphasis on Cubism and Vaudois abstractionism. A link with the art of today is maintained through regular acquisitions which, in addition to highlighting Swiss art, keep the museum in touch with the trends of international art.

The museum's national and international reputation rests on five large collections, those of Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925), Louis Soutter (1871-1942).

An overview of the collections of ancient and modern art, and of contemporary art as well as a list of the artists represented in collections are available on-line.

The approximately 9'000 works of the mcb-a collection are shown during temporary, thematic or monographic exhibitions, or lent to other institutions throughout the world.

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