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Museum of Contemporary Art

Cite Internationale | 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 69 17 17
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The Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Renzo Piano, is located near the Tête d'Or park, at the Cité Internationale.From its creation, the museum has opted for an original acquistions policy of temporary exhibitions, developed in direct relation with the artists or from works in their collection.Whether for a Roller Coaster by the artist, Cai Guo-Qiang, a “Crying Wall” by Ann Hamilton, or a Salt Water Pool by Mathieu Briand, the museum transforms itself for each artistic project and thus offers a completely different visit every time. This means that the museum closes for short durations between each exhibition.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Cite Internationale | 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 69 17 17
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This exhibition "Los Angeles un fiction" was not the best I have seen. Very odd in my veiw and I have seen a lot. To much video and photography for my taste. However, a very ambitious exhibition but just not my cup of tea.

Thank awnil
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We rated this Average only because neither of us cared for the art displayed at the museum, but someone really devoted to contemporary art might well disagree. But the museum itself is located right on the Parc de la Tete d'Or, next to an attractive...More

Thank Isabel089
Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you bought the Lyon City Card pass, this is another museum that has free entry with the card. I toured the Los Angeles Fiction exhibit. There are some outdoor pieces not to be missed so wonder around to find the white Mercedes truck that...More

Thank Debbie V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Standing out among the uniform buildings of Cite Internationale this museum was built by Renzo Piano. The inside is completely flexible, thus it can be adapted for any kind of work and the visitor finds a 'new' museum every time he/she comes on three levels....More

Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The MAC of Lyon has temporary exhibitions on three stories. If you live in Lyon for a longer period, Carte Musée gets you one year access to six museums (MAC, Beaux Arts , ...) for the price of three admissions.

1  Thank Christian G
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I came here not knowing what exhibit was showing or that there is no permanent collection, but I was happy nonetheless. The Yoko Ono exhibit was wonderful - playful and interactive, but also gave an insight into her life in great depth. Your enjoyment of...More

Thank 341claire
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I love modern art but this museum is a scam. The ONLY thing exhibited was Yoko Ono's temporary exhibition. I personally did not like it and I do not consider this art. Every one can do these kind of installations. More importantly, they did not...More

Thank Purplesage C
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Some spectacular exhibits in a wonderful setting. Thoroughly recommended. Just a quick visit. Wish I had more time. As good as the best

Thank pierregoadlyon
Reviewed 13 June 2016

I wouldn't recommend the Contemporary Art Museum, it's expensive and feels half empty for what it is. If you are in the 6th go to the park or the cinema in Cite instead- most of the films are in English!

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I only visited this museum once, when they hosted Yoko Ono. I loved the exhibition and I loved the display.

Thank eylulerdogan
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