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Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: Cite Internationale | 81 quai Charles de Gaulle, Lyon, France
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The Museum of Contemporary Art, designed by Renzo Piano, is located near...

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.

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Yoko Ono exhibit was a winner

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 October 2016
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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the museum will depend on what exhibit is showing, but I can say that staff... More 

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Turlock, California
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 warn me at the ticket office that there is not any permanent collection. And I... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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2 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

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

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for this museum situated beside the lovely Parc de la Tête d'Or. Unfortunately, the museum is limited. The permanent display had been put on loan to make space for Yoko Ono exhibit. Not being a fan of Ms. Ono's...I didn't find value in the 9E entry fee. There are better contemporary art museums to be found.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

i was lucky to be in Lyon when the Museum was hosting Yoko Ono exhibition. Was great to see some of her art work , i enjoyed all this contemporary designs and beyond imagination . I was touched by her life story. The museum is spacious , prices are reasonable , easy to reach by bus or train . Staff... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The day we visited, there was a run in Lyon shutting down the buses. We trekked 2 miles across town to see this museum. My husband liked it more than me. I would not have crossed the street to see it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

The best contemporary exhibition I have seen in years and I have been travelling a lot all around the world and always seen all the art museums.

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