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

"Shadow Puppets" workshop for ages 6 thru 12 (duration 1h30 / price: 10.- per child)
Using paper cutouts and wooden stems, a chance to create strange creatures just like those made by Ni Tanjung and Anarqâq.
Be they nocturnal knights or queens, your puppets will make you gently shudder as they carry out the stories that you whisper to them The play of light and shade will send them spinning against the walls of your room!

saturday 6 september, 2pm
mercredi 17 september, 2pm
saturday 4 october, 2pm

Booking  (+41 21 315 25 70) or through our 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.


Public Opening of André Robillard exhibition [...]

"Besoin Modeste assiette plate" (literally: humble need flat plate) - a show based on the writings of Samuel Daiber [...]

Publication of Fascicle 25 devoted to Laure Pigeon [...]

Two concert evenings organized jointly with the HEMU [...]