Musec — Museo Delle Culture
Located on Lugano's lakeside in the historic Villa Malpensata, the MUSEC offers a rich program of exhibitions and events dedicated to ethnic and oriental arts, photography, modern and contemporary art.
The ground floor the Spazio Maraini is entirely dedicated to historical and contemporary photography. On the first and second floors the Spazio Mostre hosts major exhibitions. On the third floor, Spazio Cielo allows you to discover new collections or contemporary artists. In addition, The Spazio Tesoro is accessible free of charge, with highlights from the permanent collections.
MUSEC preserves masterpieces of south seas art, donated by Swiss artist Serge Brignoni to the City of Lugano. Over the years, numerous other prestigious collections have been added, including one of the most important collections in the world of hand-painted Japanese photographs from the late 19th century.
For current exhibitions, please visit the museum website.