Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

About the Museum


Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
© Photo: Blaise Adilon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Exterior View, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
© Photo: Blaise Adilon

Exterior View, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
© Photo: Blaise Adilon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
© Photo: Blaise Adilon

Interior, Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon

Founded in 1995, the Musée d'art contemporain de Lyon (MAC Lyon) is dedicated to work by living artists and is housed in a remarkable building designed by Renzo Piano. The museum opens its doors during temporary exhibitions, placing notable emphasis on the relationship between its collection and exhibitions. MAC Lyon holds a number of monumental works, many of them made in close collaboration with the museum, by artists including Robert Morris and Marina Abramović. It has also staged major monographic exhibitions for Andy Warhol, Erró and others, and hosts the city's contemporary art biennale.

(Photo: © Blaise Adilon)

Collection Highlights


Cai Guo-Qiang

An Arbitrary History: Roller Coster

Yoko Ono

Freight Train

Ed Ruscha

The Back of Hollywood
Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon: Collection Highlights

Cai Guo-Qiang

An Arbitrary History: Roller Coster, 2001
roller coaster, printed fabric ceiling and audio recording, variable
Photo: Blaise Adilon, © Cai Studio

Yoko Ono

Freight Train, 2000-2015
G10 freight wagon, 1 CD player with remote control, 1 MD player with remote control, 1 amplifier, 4 speakers, 1 CD, Mini Disc, 18 spots Xenon 500, 275 cm x 257 cm x 2037 cm
Donated by the artist in 2016 Photo: Blaise Adilon. © rights reserved

Ed Ruscha

The Back of Hollywood, 1977
oil on canvas, 56 cm x 203 cm
© Ed Ruscha
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