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If you are fascinated with photography and camera's, then you will love the Musée Suisse de l'appareil Photographique. This popular camera museum displays many exhibits relating to historic photography and the advent of modern camera's. The 5 storied museum showcases iconic printed images along with featuring an incredible camera range. So, if you are a dedicated fan of camera's and photography, this museum in particular will instantly catch your interest. Call ahead fro more details.
The Musée Jenisch is an incredible fine art museum that was established in the 19th century. The collection comprises rich paintings by local and established artists.
Charming public gardens, planted with exotic trees and shrubs and displaying bronze statues, lead you up to the museum. Once at the top, one can see the modern building is truly inspired by a Greek temple with its white marble facade. Two rows of white columns to the entrance carry the names of the towns that have hosted the Olympic games and the Olympic flame burns in an ornamental granite bowl illustrating the myth of Prometheus. The exhibition leads you through the history of the Olympic games, starting with Ancient Greece. There are beautifully preserved terracotta figures, gold laurel wreathes and marble sculptures to see. On display are all the torches that have been carried in every event since 1936 and a great collection of stamps, coins and medals bearing images of the Olympics. Huge video screens and stereo sound help the viewer to experience a part of the apprehension, excitement and concentration, the athlete encounters before an event.
Something for everyone, that's what Dédicace-Art's all about. They conduct exhibitions under the blanket topic of art covering various forms like natural, social, animal, abstract and sculpture. The gallery welcomes all innovative and fresh artists to display their masterpieces. Dédicace-Art is also famous internationally, for holding exhibitions throughout the world. With a lot of emphasis laid on customer care, the gallery permits customers to examine the painting in depth, before making the final payment. Take a look at the exposed canvases and if unsatisfied, after consultations with the artist M.Rabih Bahsoun, yours needs will be met. The gallery also has an online purchase facility, visit website for more details.
The Musée de l'Alimentation is a haven for all the epicureans in the world for you get to be amidst the object of you affection-food. The museum deals with Swiss food and food from around the world focusing on nutrition and taste. There are various interactive displays where you will get to see chefs whip up a quick meal, where you will learn eating habits, what kinds of food should one purchase and you will get to learn about the world famous Nestlé. There are temporary exhibitions that take place here too, thus, giving you a varied perceptive of nutrition, digestion and food. The museum hold various other events too, which may or may not be related to food. For further details, do visit their website.
In the middle of a huge park, which stretches to the quay of Ouchy, is the Elysée museum. Located in a stunning 18th-century home, this museum is entirely dedicated to photography, showing either its own collection or as many as five visiting exhibitions simultaneously. The rooms on the ground floor are in themselves a worthwhile site as they are where the Council of State holds its receptions. Take note of the beautiful carpentry which creates an impressive exhibition space.
The Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne is Switzerland's premiere photographic art museum, featuring contemporary as well as past photographic artwork. Unlike most other museums that feature photographic art, this one is unique in that it exclusively displays photographs. An enriching, and stupendously enlightening experience for all!
Founded by the ex-students of ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d'Art), Circuit Gallery is an attempt to be a platform for upcoming artists to showcase their talents. The gallery is mainly into contemporary and exploratory art. Various artists like Denis Savary, Genêt Mayor, Victorine Müller, Christoph Gossweiler, Lola Esteban, and Amy O'Neill who are involved in a variety of genres have left their mark at the Circuit. Other than being an art gallery, Circuit along with other organizations like Canton of Vaud, Nestlé Foundation for Art and Loterie Romande promotes and publishes works of virtuosos who are unable to make it, due to commercial constraints. A noble attempt to save the arts, is the higher purpose of this art gallery.
Located opposite a giant hospital complex is the Fondation Claude Verdan, a museum that has held art and science exhibitions since 1997. The permanent exhibition Jeux de mains (hand games) explores everything related to the sense of touch and the hand. This is one of those must-see oddball places that you will not regret making a trip to. Interesting and intriguing, this museum will not fail to grab your attention. For further details, please check the website.
The Musée Historique de Vevey is a thoughtfully planned museum that boasts of documents, archeologicals finds and archived materials related to this quaint little town of Vevey. The museum dates back to the late 19th Century, and since then has lured visitors from all across the world with its splendid collection. One will find, manuscripts, paintings, sculptures and various other items that trace the way of life, customs and traditions of the bygone era. To know more about the Musée Historique de Vevey, do visit their website.
Lucy Mackintosh Gallery is popularly known as 'White Cube' because of its decor which is totally white and gives the place a soothing and elegant look. This is in consonance with the work presented in the gallery which is mainly contemporary and modern. The gallery is open to all kinds of artists including plastic artists, designers, architects and graphic artists who are known or unknown in Switzerland. A number of young artists like to be featured in the gallery as the gallery is frequented by various art experts and tourists. Some of the popular works that have been seen in Lucy Mackintosh, have been by artists including Michael Ashcroft, Juan Bolivar, Claudia Comte, Justin Hibbs, Manuel Raeder and Christian Vetter. A treasure trove of artistic excellence and modernity, is what art lovers will find here.