When LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura opens in September 2015 in Ticino, it will be one of the largest cultural centers in Europe. Similar to the KKL in Lucerne, the LAC will host various cultural institutions: “LuganoMusica,” “LuganoInScena” and “Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana.” LAC creates a top transcultural offering, promoting artistic diversity in Lugano and the entire region. With the outreach program “LAC Edu,” LAC seeks to make art, music and theater more accessible to the general public. Credit Suisse and UBS are supporting the new cultural center as the two Main Partners. In doing so, Switzerland’s two largest fi nancial institutions are showing their joint commitment to Ticino and cultural diversity in Switzerland. UBS and Credit Suisse’s engagement enables a unique endeavor: together these two major banks, deeply rooted in Switzerland support the establishment of an institution with top artistic quality. This will allow them to offer their clients, employees and the general public in Ticino and Switzerland unique cultural experiences.
Credit Suisse commitment – focus «Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana»
The promotion of culture has a long tradition within Credit Suisse. A successful partnership has evolved over time from Credit Suisse’s cooperation with “Museo d’Arte Lugano” – the future “Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana” – which began in 1992. The museum’s major retrospectives and exhibitions of renowned 20th century artists have become a permanent fi xture of the cultural calendar of the city of Lugano and attract numerous visitors.
“We are particularly happy to continue the long-term collaboration that bonds us with the future “Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana” in the new, modern and functional space at the LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, which we support as a partner. This partnership will allow us to expand our presence in the cultural sector of the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland – in a region where we have nurtured deep roots for over a century and in whose potential we strongly believe. LAC with the “Museo d’Arte della Svizzera Italiana” now joins the group of major institutions that our bank has supported for years such as the Kunsthaus Zürich, the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Kunstmuseum Bern, the Kunstmuseum Winterthur, the Kunsthaus Zug, the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne and the National Gallery in London. Credit Suisse has been the main sponsor of Lugano Estival Jazz for several years running.”
Alberto Petruzzella, head of Ticino region at Credit Suisse