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Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana - MASI Lugano

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excellent art space

At the heart of Lugano's historic district, next vdoor to the dazzling Chiesa di Santa Maria degli... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Kirk E
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good when there is a special exhibition

It's a very small museum, but well curated. Particularly worth a visit when there is an exhibition... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
theswissbrit
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Lugano, Switzerland
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15 Jun 2018
“excellent art space”
9 Jun 2018
“Five days away”
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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
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piazza Bernardino Luini 6, Lugano 6900, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

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

Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

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

1  Thank incahueca
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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.

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Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

It's a very small museum, but well curated. Particularly worth a visit when there is an exhibition on. free entry to students.

1  Thank theswissbrit
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Only offering a limited Bramantino exposition. We came for the Segantinis but were a bit disappointed.

Thank Swiss_MnM
Reviewed 2 November 2013

In an old building in the center of the city. Very nice temporary exhibition http://www.museo-cantonale-arte.ch

1  Thank 6voyageurs
Reviewed 24 June 2013

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.

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