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The Collection

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Free entrance
"Come and see here what you won't see elsewhere!" is the slogan for the permanent exhibition, laid out chronologically over two floors to showcase treasures from Vaud's art collections, with some three hundred works dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.
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Upcoming

Jean Otth. Spaces of Projection

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Jean Otth (1940–2013), a pioneer of video art in Switzerland, began exploring the visual potential of new technologies as early as the late 1960s, experimenting with slides as projected, dematerialised images, television and its language, and the experimental, shifting nature of video.
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Jean Otth (1940–2013), a pioneer of video art in Switzerland, began exploring the visual potential of new technologies as early as the late 1960s, experimenting with slides as projected, dematerialised images, television and its language, and the experimental, shifting nature of video.
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Jardin d'Hiver #1
Comment peut-on être (du village d’à côté) persan (martien)?

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A new platform for the region's contemporary art scene: first edition of the inaugural Jardin d’Hiver biennial showcasing the work of invited artists. Under the direction of the art critic and freelance curator Jill Gasparina, this show makes the principle of collage its own.
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A new platform for the region's contemporary art scene: first edition of the inaugural Jardin d’Hiver biennial showcasing the work of invited artists. Under the direction of the art critic and freelance curator Jill Gasparina, this show makes the principle of collage its own.
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Browsing the collection

Each month, new works are added to the list of comments written by the MCBA’s curatorial team.
In English soon!

Browsing the collection (in FR)

New MCBA

Currently closed, MCBA is leaving the Palais de Rumine for a made-to-measure building a stone’s throw from the station, on the site of a future arts neighbourhood

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PLATEFORME 10

Fine art, photography, design, textile arts: by their very nature, these artistic fields have reason to enter into dialogue. The union of MCBA, the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac, complemented by the presence of the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton Foundations, will form PLATEFORME 10, a new “arts district” next to the Lausanne train station.

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