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It is based in the LAC and in Palazzo Reali, the historical site of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte. The Museum brings together the City of Lugano and the Canton Ticino’s collections, which are complementary: they cover a period of time that goes from ancient times until this day, with a particular attention payed to the Swiss and Italian art scenes in the 19th and in the 20th centuries, making significant inroads into the international context. The new LAC exhibition site located over three floors. It hosts on a floor the permanent exhibition whilst the other floors are devoted to temporary exhibitions, designed to explore modern and contemporary art. Thanks to these spaces and specific designed equipment, conceived to handle the art works in line with the most modern safety and conservation standards, the Museum can house projects so far extremely hard to organise. The striking architectural structure provides the opportunity to analyse aspects of the 20th century and contemporary art, where the boundaries between the various disciplines are blurred.
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Open all year
CHF 15.- Full price ticket
CHF 12.- Reduced price ticket (over 65, AVS/AI, students (17-25)
Combined ticket (admission to LAC and Palazzo Reali)
Full price ticket: CHF 18.- / reduced price ticket: CHF 15.-
All year round
Free entry first Thursday of the month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In Palazzo Reali - historical site of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte - art works are presented in a range that goes from early 15th to the middle of the 20th century.
The MASI pays tribute to the artist from the Canton of Ticino, Paolo “Pam” Mazzuchelli. The various stages of the artist’s career are explored in the “Tra le ciglia” (Between the Eyelashes) exhibition, which presents a corpus of around 100 mainly large-format paintings made from PAM Paolo Mazzuchelli’s debut in the 1970s up until the present day.
MASI presents an installation by young Croatian artist Nora Turato. The large-scale projection, displaying a succession of quotations selected by the artist, will be screened onto the first-floor windowfront of the Museum's iconic Punta. Visible only from outside.