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.
Guided visit in Italian: complete calendar and detailed programme available online.
Occasionally free guided tours also offered in German, French and English.
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Open all year
Tu-We-Fr: 11:00 – 18:00
Sa-Sun-Public Holidays: 10:00 – 18:00
CHF 20.- Full price ticket
CHF 16.- Reduced price ticket (over 65, AVS/AI, students (17-25)
CHF 14.– Ticino Ticket/IoInsegno
Combined ticket (admission to LAC and Palazzo Reali)
Full price ticket: CHF 24.- / reduced price ticket: CHF 19.- / Ticino Ticket/IoInsegno: CHF 16.50.-
All year round
Free entry first Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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.