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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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
Guided Tour in Italian every Sunday (11am to 12am) and Tuesday (3 pm to 4 pm). Guided Tour in German every Sunday (12am to 1 pm) from 24th march to 28th july 2019.
The exhibition retraces the evolution of landscape painting from the early nineteenth century until today, comparing the majestic “Alpine Triptych” by Giovanni Segantini with about sixty works from the MASI collection, including works by Turner, Boccioni, Giacometti and This Brunner.
A selection of one hundred works by the famous American photographer William Wegman featuring his Weimaraner dogs: portrayed for years by the artist, this rather unusual muse play characters, comment on fashion trends and address movements in art history.
Julian Charrière (Morges, 1987) is one the most innovative artists of his generation. The exhibition pre¬sents a selection of works, among which some never exhibited be¬fore, that touch upon the history of science and media culture, the romance of exploration and the contemporary ecological crisis.