Top events 2021

Namad the ancient art of felt in Iran and Central Asia

01 March - 03 October 2021

“Namads” are impressive carpets made from felted wool, created by nomadic peoples of central Asia to decorate their interior spaces.


Sentiment and observation Art in Ticino 1850-1950

09 May 2021

The collections of MASI Lugano reflect the very special history of visual art in Ticino.


Hans Georg Berger. Discipline and senses. A retrospective

13 May 2021 - 16 January 2022

The German photographer’s journey touches the roots of spirituality by portraying man’s inner universes with extraordinary composure.


Una montagna d'arte 2021 / 2022

01 June 2021 - 06 November 2022

Una montagna d’arte», initiative of Monte Tamaro SA and the Fondazione Egidio e Mariangela Cattaneo presents, in collaboration with Lugano Region.



15 June - 12 October 2021

a voice from uncharted waters


Nicolas Party - Rovine

27 June 2021 - 09 January 2022

MASI presents the first large solo exhibition devoted to Nicolas Party, the Swiss artist who in recent years has established himself as one of the leading names on the international art scene.


Albert Oehlen – “big paintings by me with small paintings by others”

05 September 2021 - 20 February 2022

Artists’ own collections are often among the most interesting.



14 September 2021 - 16 June 2022

A musical season dedicated primarily to classical music but open to other art forms as well.


UP21 - Unpublished Photo

23 September 2021 - 27 February 2022

UP21 is set up in the Spazio Maraini at Villa Malpensata and presents twenty-four works by four young talents in international photography.


OSI al LAC: Tracce - Čajkovskij

30 September 2021

The first OSI concert at LAC will also be the occasion to inaugurate OSI's major project Tracce - Čajkovskij, which proposes a reinterpretation of the Russian composer's symphonies through new perspectives, with unusual connections. With saxophonist Hugo Siegmeth.


OSI at the LAC

30 September 2021 - 28 April 2022

Following a long period of videostreaming and live radio broadcasts, made possible by our collaboration with the RSI (the OSI’s only means of staying in contact with its public), the 2021/22 season encourages us to again look to the future with great optimism with regard to performances in the concert hall.


Autumn Festival

01 - 03 October 2021

From 1 - 3 October the City of Lugano the city of Lugano welcomes the magical feel of autumn with the traditional Autumn Festival that will animate the city and the lakeside for two days of celebration.


30° FIT International Festival of Theatre and Contemporary Scene

01 - 10 October 2021

In its 30th edition, the FIT Festival will bring from the 1st to the10th October 2021, with a premiere on the 28th and 29th September, the creations of some of the most interesting artists of the Swiss, European and non-European theatre and performance scene to Lugano.


S. Pellegrino Sapori Ticino, International Gourmet Festival

03 October - 14 November 2021

S.Pellegrino Sapori Ticino is one of the longest-running and most prestigious food and wine festivals in Europe.


Antonio Ciseri

03 October 2021 - 13 February 2022

The year 2021 will mark the bicentenary of the birth of the portraitist and religious painter Antonio Ciseri (1821–91).


Krystian Zimerman

11 October 2021




27 October - 02 November 2021

Compagnia Finizi Pasca
Wed-Sat, 8:30 pm
Sun, 4 pm
Tue, 8:30 pm


Sur Papier. Sivan Eldar, Mingjun Luo, Francine Mury, Jiang Zuqing

28 October 2021 - 20 March 2022

As a material, a field of experience and an age-old medium of transmission, paper represents the meeting point towards which the research of the four artists from Switzerland, China and Israel converge.


Top events 2022

OSI at the Auditorio

13 January - 03 February 2022

The Auditorio Stelio Molo has been an ongoing point of reference for OSI concerts, even after the opening of the LAC. The Play&Conduct initiative, whose concerts to date have already been highly praised, will basically continue in 2022, though with some slight modifications.


Tamaro Vertical

22 May 2022

The second edition of Tamaro Vertical on Sunday 22 May will take you from the Splash & Spa car park in Rivera to the summit, beyond Alpe Foppa, passing through the woods along a challenging path that will satisfy the needs of even the most experienced runners.


Summer Jamboree on the Lake!

09 - 12 June 2022

The music and culture of 40s and 50s America. International festival.