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Bronze, gold and granite tree sculpture, Luce e ombra, 2011 by Giuseppe Penone, white cover, MUSÉE CANTONAL DES BEAUX-ARTS DE LAUSANNE in black font, backwards, above.

Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

Guide de la collection

By (author) Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne


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  • A handy guide to highlights in the permanent collection of the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne (MCBA in Lausanne, one of Switzerland's major public art museums
  • Offers new glimpses into the history of the museum and its collection
Full Description

Founded in 1841 and located since October 2019 in a striking new building by celebrated Spanish-Italian architects Barozzi Veiga, the Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne (MCBA) is one of Switzerland’s major public art galleries. It is home to an impressive permanent collection spanning eight centuries of art history that comprises manifold works by Swiss and international artists. This compact guide introduces 212 works from all periods represented in the collection with image and a concise text about its history and reception. An essay on the museum’s development over 170 years as well as an index of artists round out the book.

Text in French.

Scheidegger & Spiess
8th Apr 2020
Paperback / softback
World excluding Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, United States, Canada, and Japan
245 mm x 150 mm
248 Pages
229 color
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