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Lyon Museum of contemporary art: photo, description Musee d'art contemporain de Lyon)

Lyon Museum of contemporary art is one of the leading platforms in the world of contemporary European art. Every two years we held Biennale of contemporary art. The peculiarity of the Museum lies in the fact that every two or three months in it opens a new exhibition.

Until 1984 the Museum of modern art shared a building with the Museum of fine arts, and then moved to new, built on the embankment of the Rhone in the Northern part of Lyon. The new Museum appeared thanks to the artists themselves, who were angered by the lack of the city institutions, which would be submitted to contemporary art in all its diversity.

Large areas in the new premises allow us to give enough attention to this direction in art, like an installation, and artists can create them directly in the Museum, and location of such work can be any surface (wall or ceiling) and room (room or hallway). The number of installations of the Lyon Museum of contemporary art is considered the largest in Europe, and among artists, he is especially appreciated for the possibility of free creativity within its walls.

The collection of the Museum comprises over 30 thousand works of art, including sculptures, paintings and photographs, films and other exhibits. The area of the Museum is 2.7 thousand square meters, the exhibition halls are located on three floors.

In addition to exhibitions, the Museum hosts lectures and meetings with artists, painting classes for children. The Museum opened a library and a restaurant. Next to the Museum Park of the Golden head."