SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER
Get a preview of invitations for inaugurations, promotions and information about the exhibition program.
MASI’s LAC venue accommodates a projection of snapshots by Austrian photographer Lois Hechenblaikner. The central theme of the exhibition is his latest series of photos devoted to the Tyrolean resort of Ischgl, the result of a longstanding reportage-style research carried out by the photographer, who has been documenting the various aspects of Tyrolean ski tourism for over thirty years. In the series, Ischgl is not depicted as a mere holiday destination, but also and mainly as a notorious terminus for the après-ski crowd. Concerts, nightlife and frequently over-the-top events – defined by Hechenblaikner himself as “Delirium Alpinum” – are the focal points of his photographs, often characterised by mayhem and excess, and documented without filters or prejudices.
Founded in 2015, after just a few years the Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI Lugano) has become one of the most visited art museums in Switzerland. It forms a cultural bridge between the north and south of the Alps, between Latin and Germanic Europe. Through its two locations – the LAC cultural centre and the historic Palazzo Reali – it offers a rich programme with temporary exhibitions and changing collection presentations as well as a comprehensive, multilingual educational programme for visitors of all ages. The offer is complemented by the close collaborations with the Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, which is part of the MASI network, entirely dedicated to contemporary art. MASI is one of the Swiss museums to be directly supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture and is also one of the “Art Museums of Switzerland”, the group of museums selected by Switzerland Tourism to promote the country’s cultural image worldwide.
Museo d'arte della Svizzera italiana
LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday:
10 AM – 5 PM
10 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
10 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Monday.
Full: Chf 15.– / Reduced: Chf 12.– (AVS/AI, over 65 y.o., groups, students 17–25 y.o.) / Ticino Ticket: Chf 10
COMBINED TICKET (LAC and Palazzo Reali)
Full: Chf 18.– / Reduced and Ticino Ticket: Chf 15.–
Younger than 16 y.o., every first Thursday of the month from 5 to 8 pm
Guided tour for groups
In italian: Chf 150.–
In french, german or english: Chf 200.–
Combined guided tour for groups
In italian: Chf 250.–
In french, german or english: Chf 300.–
Free guided tour for single visitors
Every Sunday at 11 am (in Italian)
> Calendar and online bookings
Click here for further info
Schools coming from Canton Ticino and Grigioni Italiano
Entrance + guided tour: free
in Italian: Chf 80.- for group
In French, German or English: Chf 100.- for group
Groups and Schools
Ph: +41 (0)58 866 42 30
COVID-19: SECURITY MEASURES
List of regulations
Useful advice for the visit: bags larger than 40x40x20cm, trolleys, backpack and strollers must be stored in the cloakroom.