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Art Museums

The Wilhelm Schmid Museum

Brè s/Lugano

Located in the centre of the village Brè, the Museum is dedicated to the work of the painter Wilhelm Schmid, an exponent of the German New Objectivity of the 20s, who moved to Ticino in 1943. The collection documents the important stages of his artistic development, marked by simplified forms, plain colours and strong luminosity. Detail

Museo Wilhelm Schmid
Contrada Prò 22
6979 Brè s/Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)58 866 42 00

Fondazione Gabriele e Anna Braglia


The Foundation was created to organize, support and promote art exhibitions, conferences and other cultural and educational activities related to modern and contemporary art. Detail

Riva Antonio Caccia 6a
6900 Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)91 980 08 88

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede LAC


The Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano born by the merging between the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte di Lugano. In LAC the exhibitions focus on modern and contemporary art, whilst in Palazzo Reali - historical site of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte - art works are presented in a range that goes from early 15th to the middle of the 20th century. Detail

Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano - sede LAC
Piazza Bernardino Luini 6
6900 Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)58 866 42 30

Spazio -1 Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati


The exhibition space -1 hosts contemporary artworks belonging to the deposit granted to the City of Lugano by the collectors Giancarlo and Danna Olgiati. Detail

Spazio -1 Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati
Riva Caccia 1
6900 Lugano
Tel. +41 (0)91 921 46 32
Tel. +41 (0)58 866 42 30

The Mario Bernasconi Museum


Museum and house of birth with a collection of artwork by sculptor Mario Barnasconi (1899 - 1963) and his wife the painter Irma Bernasconi Pannes (1902 - 1971). Detail

Museo Mario Bernasconi
Piazzetta Mario Bernasconi 9
6912 Pazzallo
Tel. +41 (0)79 473 84 49 Livio Negri

Fondazione Lindenberg - Villa Pia


The Art Foundation Erich Lindenberg has been constituded two years after the death of Erich Lindenberg in 2006, who left a very extensive heritage of oil on canvas, pastels, drawings, watercolours and photographs. Detail

Fondazione Lindenberg - Villa Pia
Via Cantonale 24
6948 Porza
Tel. +41 (0)91 940 18 64, Tiziana Lotti-Tramezzani

House - Museum Luigi Rossi


About fifty works (paintings, watercolours, drawings and sketches for illustrations) by the artist Luigi Rossi (1853-1923). Detail

Casa - Museo Luigi Rossi
6950 Tesserete
Tel. +41 (0)91 936 03 68

Museo Sergio Maina


A professional painter he restored paintings for a living, painted frescoes in churches and never abandoned music. Detail

Museo Sergio Maina
Via Mimosa / Via Orti 15
6987 Caslano
Tel. +41 (0)79 230 45 03
Fax +41 (0)91 605 51 66
info@maina-sergio.ch / arch.maina@bluewin.ch