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Spring is already here!

Photography, contemporary art, music, lectures and comics: it’s already spring at Platform 10.

Discover the entire program of events in our agenda and enjoy the exhibition program in complete freedom with the Platform 10 3-museum ticket from CHF 19.- only  (price for 1 museum only CHF 15). Book now!



What’s on at the moment

Balthus the Draftsman

03.02 – 23.04.2023

The exhibition features a selection of drawings by Balthus which the artist’s family has placed with the museum as long-term loans.

Gabriel Lippmann

03.03 – 21.05.2023

This exhibition is the culmination of several years of collaborative work by Photo Elysée. It highlights images from the Gabriel Lippmann collection held at the museum and produced using the interferential technique – the color process for which Gabriel Lippmann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1908.

Jardin d’Hiver #2 Poems of Change

10.03 – 21.05.2023

Placée sous le commissariat de Simon Würsten Marin, la deuxième édition de Jardin d’Hiver, exposition biennale consacrée à la scène artistique contemporaine de la région, explore les questions de changement, d’instabilité et de vulnérabilité, et fait la part belle à la diversité des modes d’expression.

The Collection

Permanent presentation

« Come and see here what you won’t see elsewhere! » is the slogan for the permanent exhibition, laid out chronologically over two floors to showcase treasures from Vaud’s art collections, with some three hundred works dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Under Your Smell

03.03 – 21.05.2023

Photo Elysée presents the exhibition Under Your Smell, a truly immersive experience exploring notions of beauty, identity and gender. Under the direction of Florence Tétier (Jean Paul Gaultier’s creative director) and Nicolas Coulomb (photographer and consultant for Novembre Magazine), students of the Bachelor Photography of the ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne offer a visual interpretation of Jean Paul Gaultier’s perfumes.

Silvie Defraoui. The Tremor of Certitude

10.03 – 21.05.2023

Interrogeant notre rapport à l’image et la façon dont celle-ci médiatise le réel, l’exposition met à l’honneur Silvie Defraoui et propose de parcourir les 30 dernières années de travail d’une figure majeure de la scène artistique suisse.


03.03 – 21.05.2023

This exhibition traces the history of blur in photography, from the invention of the process to the present. With comparisons to painting and cinema, it tells the story – via key works – of the evolution of this form, as well as of the values associated with it according to the different periods and photographic practices.

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Quartier des arts, Lausanne, Plateforme 10 et ses 3 musées

The new Arts District

PLATEFORME 10 is a one-of-a-kind site in Switzerland bringing together 3 canton-level museums and 2 foundations on a sprawling esplanade of nearly 25,000 square meters just a few steps from Lausanne’s main train station.

Inaugurated in 2019, the new building housing the Musée cantonal des beaux-arts (MCBA) led the way for the exciting adventure that is Plateforme 10. This was followed in 2022 by a new home for two other Lausanne institutions, Photo Elysée and mudac. As an arts district and lively public space right in the heart of Lausanne, Plateforme 10 offers everyone a unique opportunity to discover the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the arts and art making in the fine arts, photography and design.

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