LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura

Lugano boasts extraordinary cultural heritage

The new LAC - Lugano Arte e Cultura - cultural center is also easily accessible from our hotel. This center, dedicated to music, visual and performing arts, is destined to become a leading Swiss cultural institution. 

Upcoming LuganoMusica performances

Le Concert des Nations / Jordi Savall

Tous les matins du monde – French chamber repertoire between 1500 and 1700

  • 6th December 2019, 8.30pm
  • LAC, Theater room

With his ensembles Hesperiòn XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Spanish musician Jordi Savall has established himself as a discoverer of ancient music and Mediterranean cultures, bringing them to life through his concerts and recordings. With Le Concert des Nations, Savall dedicates himself to the European repertoire with a renewed approach and a rigorous historical perspective. This concert's French programme revives the atmosphere of Alain Corneau's cult film Tous les Matins du Monde (1991), whose soundtrack introduced the general public to Jordi Savall and the music of Marais, Rameau, Couperin, Lully as well as to the mysterious figure of gambist and composer Sainte-Colombe.

Grigorij Sokolov, piano

Mozart, Brahms

  • 16th December 2019, 8.30pm
  • LAC, Theater room

Sokolov's admirers are well aware that if they stay glued to their seat at the end of the concert to applaud the great pianist, he's bound to offer the programme's third part, made up of countless encores with which the musician honours his audience. And that's only one of the many qualities of this immense artist capable of immersing himself entirely in the music and to reveal new hidden depths.

Upcoming LuganoInScena performances

Balletto di Roma - Lo Schiaccianoci

  • 14th December 2019, 8.30pm
  • 15th December 2019, 4pm
  • LAC, Theater room

Current Temporary Exhibitions at MASI

William Wegman. Being Human 

  • 08th September 2019 - 06th January 2020

Lugano A selection of one hundred works by the famous American photographer William Wegman featuring his Weimaraner dogs: portrayed for years by the artist, this rather unusual muse play characters, comment on fashion trends and address movements in art history. 

Julian Charrière
Towards No Earthly Pole

  • 27th October 2019 - 15th March 2020

Through the exhibition "Towards No Earthly Pole" MASI wishes to pay tribute to Julian Charrière, one of the most innovative and promising young Swiss artists of his generation. The exhibition has been developed around a new videowork of the same name, a film started in 2017 and for which the artist explored remote places subject to extremely hostile weather, including the Antarctic, the Rodano and Aletsch glaciers in Switzerland, Mont Blanc, Iceland and Greenland. The exhibition will subsequently be presented in a modified version at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Aarau and at the Dallas Museum of Art.