Young Visitors

The Collection de l’Art Brut has always extended a warm welcome to young people! Art Brut speaks out to youngsters, and the museum encourages such dialogue. Various activities exist for children to experience the Collection de l’Art Brut in their own way.


Several workshops bring youngsters closer to an artist’s act of creating or to a particular set of themes, thanks to their gift for observation and personal interpretation. The concept of Art Brut is addressed from the point of view of childhood experience, and every temporary exhibition renews the subject broached. The budding creators leave the museum with their creation in hand and a tasty snack in their stomach


Ça cartonne à Hollywood ! Pour les 6 à 12 ans (durée 1h30/ prix: 10.- par enfant)

Viens faire ton cinéma et donner vie à la star de tes rêves.
Après une visite de l’exposition sur  Guy Brunet, un auteur d’Art Brut fasciné par le cinéma hollywoodien, réalise à ton tour  le portrait grandeur nature du héros de ton film préféré avec du carton et de la peinture.
Et pourquoi pas au terme de cette aventure décrocher un Oscar !

Samedi 13 juin à 14h
Samedi 12 septembre à 14h

Réservations par téléphone (+41 21 315 25 70)  ou via l'agenda.

Activities album

Every youngster on an unofficial visit receives an activities album. This small leaflet provides children aged 6 to 12 with games serving as guidelines to each temporary exhibition. The colored pencils needed to fill in the riddles and do the drawings are provided with each album.

Guided tours

Guided tours (ca. 30 min.) for small groups appeal to the children’s curiosity. A dynamic and lively approach is taken to  the Art Brut world featured in both the main collection and the temporary exhibitions.


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