A stone’s throw from the new mudac, MCBA was the first to open on the PLATEFORME 10 site, in 2019. The architecture is meant to promote the best possible connection between the visitor and the work of art. The choice was made not to vie with the art, but rather to highlight and enhance it through the design. Restaurant, book- and giftshop, auditorium, specialized library, studio for public outreach projects – these tools are meant to help one and all prolong their visit and promote connections and exchanges with others.
As far as the collection goes, MCBA has approximately 10,000 works and its reputation, both national and international, relies on five major collections: the Abraham-Louis-Rodolphe Ducros (1748-1810), Charles Gleyre (1806-1874), Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (1859-1923), Félix Vallotton (1865-1925) and Louis Soutter (1871-1942) collections.