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Founded in the first half of the 19th century, the museum holds nearly 11,000 works, the majority of which date from the second half of the 18th century to the present day. While offering comparisons with international trends, the heritage gathered gives the measure of the creation of artists of Vaud origin and more broadly of French-speaking Switzerland, whether they pursued their careers at home or abroad. A number of highlights stand out: neoclassicism, academicism, realism, symbolism and post-impressionism; abstract painting in Europe and the United States; Swiss and international video art; the new figuration; geometric abstraction and, from all periods, artistic practices attesting to a political and social commitment. There are also important monographic collections, including those of Charles Gleyre, Félix Vallotton, Louis Soutter, Pierre Soulages and Giuseppe Penone. The MCBA's new building, just a stone's throw from the Lausanne train station, was inaugurated in October 2019. Its generous spaces host an ambitious programme of ten temporary exhibitions per year devoted to ancient, modern and contemporary art, as well as the permanent presentation of the collection. The museum also houses the Toms Pauli Foundation and its collections, the Félix Vallotton Foundation and the Balthus Archives. If you want to combine culture, arctic discovery and culinary pleasure, don't miss the weekend brunch.

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