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Opened in 1984 in a wing of the Palais Saint-Pierre on Place des Terreaux, the Lyon Museum of Contemporary Art moved in 1995 to the Cité Internationale, a vast architectural complex that would ultimately stretch for nearly a mile along Tête d’Or Park in Lyon’s sixth arrondissement. Renzo Piano, the architect in charge of the whole site, was tasked with the museum project: on the park side, the museum has kept the atrium façade of the Palais de la Foire, designed by Charles Meysson in the 1920s. The 6,000 sq m building, now fully reworked, offers several levels of modular spaces to cater for artists’ projects, and is perfectly suited to new forms of contemporary expression.

Nina Chanel Abney, Femmes, 2019. Courtesy de l’artiste et [of the artist and] Jack Shainman gallery, New York. © Blaise Adilon


Via Public transport (TCL) | Buses line C4, C1, C5, stop: Musée d’art contemporain
Paid parking | Cité Internationale P0 and P1
Vélo’v | station 6036

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Cité internationale, 81 quai Charles de Gaulle,
69006 Lyon