The Cantonal Museum of Fine Arts (Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts or in short MCBA) in Lausanne was created in 1841. These days, its collection comprises more than 10000 artworks with a particular focus on art from the end of the eighteenth century to post-impressionism.
MCBA, Lausanne
MCBA, Lausanne
MCBA and railway tracks
MCBA and railway tracks
The sculpture in front of the museum by Olivier Mosset and Xavier Veilhan is titled “Crocodile”.
"Crocodile" sculpture by Olivier Mosset and Xavier Veilhan in front of the MCBA
"Crocodile" sculpture by Olivier Mosset and Xavier Veilhan in front of the MCBA
MCBA, Lausanne
MCBA, Lausanne
MCBA, Lausanne - museum entrance in the evening
MCBA, Lausanne - museum entrance in the evening
MCBA, Lausanne
MCBA, Lausanne
 The MCBA's entrance hall with views towards the Lausanne train station and the Léman, features the 14.5m high sculpture "Luce e ombra" by the Italian artist Giuseppe Penone.
MCBA, Lausanne - entrance hall
MCBA, Lausanne - entrance hall
entrance hall with the Luce e ombra sculpture by Giuseppe Penone
entrance hall with the Luce e ombra sculpture by Giuseppe Penone
MCBA, Lausanne - entrance hall
MCBA, Lausanne - entrance hall
Besides the entrance hall with the ticket office, the ground floor offers space for the museum bookstore and a restaurant.
MCBA, Lausanne - restaurant
MCBA, Lausanne - restaurant
MCBA, Lausanne - bookstore
MCBA, Lausanne - bookstore
The collections are located on the second and third levels of the building, with one side dedicated to the permanent collection and the other side used for temporary exhibitions.
MCBA, Lausanne - interior
MCBA, Lausanne - interior
MCBA, Lausanne - permanent collection
MCBA, Lausanne - permanent collection
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