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Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede LAC

The MASI Lugano born by the merging between the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte. In LAC the exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art.

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.


12.05 - 22.09.2019 Gertsch - Gauguin - Munch

25.08 - 10.11.2019 Sublime. Luce e paesaggio attorno a Giovanni Segantini

08.09.2019 - 06.01.2020 William Wegman: Being Human

27.10.2019 - 15.03.2020 Julian Charrière


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  1. Contact

    Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede LAC
    Piazza Bernardino Luini 6
    6900 Lugano
    +41 58 866 42 40

  2. Opening

    Open all year
    Open on
    Tu - We / Fr - Su 10:00 - 18:00
    Th 10:00 - 20:00
    Mo closed

  3. Prices

    Entrance to temporary exhibitions:
    from CHF 10.-
    Free up to 16 years old and First Thursday evening of the month from 17:00 to 20:00

  4. Access to the disabled
    • Restroom with wheelchair accessible (WC)