Here you can find information and answers to frequently asked questions about the current coronavirus situation in Ticino.
The entertainment venues (cinemas, theatres, museums, youth centres, sports centres, fitness centres, swimming pools, wellness centres, ski lifts, boat tours, public parks, playgrounds, dog parks, discos, piano bars, night clubs) will remain closed until further notice, as established by the decree of 11 March 2020.
Events, exhibitions, shows and entertainment activities will therefore be subject to postponement and cancellation.
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
Tu - We / Fr - Su 10:00 - 18:00
Th 10:00 - 20:00
Full CHF 20.-
Reduced CHF 16.-
Free up to 16 years old and First Thursday evening of the month from 17:00 to 20:00
The complete list of prices and reductions is available on
the Museum website.
From 06.03 to 09.05.2020: Ticket LAC and Palazzo Reali CHF 12.- / Reduced CHF 8.-
Free guided tours to temporary exhibitions.
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.
Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana has the extraordinary opportunity of hosting a selection of masterpieces belonging to one of the most prestigious collection of the world: the Emil Bührle Collection.
As a result of recent orders by the federal and cantonal authorities to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the event has been suspended. More information will be communicated soon. The MASI pays tribute to the artist from the Canton of Ticino, Paolo “Pam” Mazzuchelli. The exhibition presents a selection of artworks, mainy large-format, produced throughout Mazzuchelli’s career and right up to the present day highlighting the various techniques used by the artist.
MASI dedicates an exhibition to an internationally known young artist: Nicolas Party. Party's work is characterized by an extremely intense chromatic palette and a simplified figuration. His subjects are the result of a process of abstraction aimed at changing the observer's perception.