Current exhibitions

Jorge Macchi. The Submerged Cathedral

Yersin Drawer. Quittez mines grises, le printemps est là !

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Face masks are compulsory within the museum. Available at the desk (CHF 1.-).
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken all the necessary protective measures to insure our visitors a safe yet enjoyable visit.

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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)


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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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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Ernest Biéler, "L’Eau mystérieuse" (The Mysterious Water) (1911), tempera on paper mounted on canvas, 146.3 x 376.4 cm. On deposit from the Fondation Gottfried Keller, Office fédéral de la culture, Bern, 1913 © Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

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