MASI was founded in 2015 following the merger of the Museo Cantonale d’Arte and the Museo d’Arte della Città di Lugano, creating a paramount point of reference for the arts in Ticino thanks to the historic agreement between the Repubblica e Cantone Ticino and the Città di Lugano.


MASI’s founders have created an institution that plays a leading role both nationally and internationally, contributing to the region’s historical and cultural identity.