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The Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano) is the product of the unification of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and Museo d’Arte, both these public institutions have been active in the city of Lugano for many decades. The unification project...more
At the heart of Lugano's historic district, next vdoor to the dazzling Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angioli, MASI makes a bold statement with its cutting-edge angular architecture. The gallery space is still very much a work-in-progress, and interest will depend on whatever temporary exhibitions...More
There was a Picasso exhibition on whilst we were there so we took advantage. Even if there wasn’t though, it is a fascinating building in itself with a massive staircase that looks out over the city and lake. Worth a visit especially if there’s something...More
Though the building and the exhibitions are of high value, your visit will turn into a nightmare if you feel upset when security guards always watch every step you make into the exhibition rooms! I visited hundreds of museums but I have to say that...More
I really enjoyed visiting this location for the various exhibits they had while I was living in Lugano. Its a nice quiet place to view art. They had some really nice exhibitions which I always found to be interesting and thought provoking.
The museum is currently hosting an exhibition which shows the development of Klee and Melotti. The presentation is excellent, and it brings out the humor of the two artists. A wonderful way to spend a hour or two in Lugano away from the touristy traffic.