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Best Contemporary Art in Lyon

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Michel Estades Gallery

The Galerie Michel Estades gallery shows works by contemporary painters, sculptors and glass-makers, from the Provence School (19th and 20th century). On display here are excellent masterpieces which will definitely catch your eye. Some of the artists on display here are Tobias, Jehan, Buffet and Ambrogiani. Check the website for a list of exhibits and other events held here.

Lyon, France
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Mazarini Gallery

This gallery has a selection of beautiful watercolors of the highest quality, and excellent drawings which dates back to the 16th century. On display here are also works by artists and students from the Lyons School. The Galerie Mazarini offers art lovers with a variety of absolutely fantastic works from the North School, French and English painters. Check the website for some of the profiles of artists working here.

Lyon, France
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Le Bleu Du Ciel

You could pass Le Bleu du Ciel as just one more rue Burdeau art gallery, but a closer look will reveal that this one is actually entirely dedicated to photography. Whether you are already a connoisseur in this domain or simply looking to explore, you will find Le Bleu du Ciel a perfect place to start. The gallery showcases local and international artists through exhibits, workshops and even publishing. With an avant-garde stance and a commitment to include photography in a broader social, philosophical, historical or artistic context, Le Bleu du Ciel will seduce anyone with a passion for challenging art forms.

Lyon, France
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Domi Nostrae Gallery

This gallery is avant-garde both in terms of the work it exhibits and in the way it is installed. Domi Nostrae uncovers regularly new creative talents. What is original here is the fact that the work is exhibited in a huge flat. Domi Nostrae exhibits especially paintings and photographs.

Lyon, France
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L' Atelier des Ombres

The L' Atelier des Ombres is both a gallery and a workshop, where established artists meet up-and-coming talent and vice versa. The public cannot get enough of it and visit in droves. The Atelier des Ombres puts on workshops for children as well as a painting school for adults. A great place to learn about art with artist sharing their know how and secrets with upcoming artists and the general public.

Lyon, France
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Vrais Rêves Gallery

The Galerie Vrais Rêves houses contemporary photographic exhibitions that give teh impression of dreams and of the surreal. An interesting and innovative use of light and space adds to the unusual charm of the photographs and of the creative works on display here. For more information on the artists and the current exhibits, check the website.

Lyon, France
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Contemporary Art Museum

The Musée d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern Art) was housed in the Palais des Beaux-Arts for 10 years, and in 1995 was transferred to the heart of the Cité Internationale. The museum has a large exhibition space spread over three floors; showcasing paintings, sculptures, films, photos or videos by some of the most famous modern artists. Certain works of art were created directly inside the building. This museum has some colossal pieces and more installations than any other European museum. Every year the museum holds a modern music event known as "Musique en Scène" as well as the all important Biennale d'Art Contemporain (Biennial of Modern Art). The venue also houses a cafe, a book store and a documentation center for those who are interested in research. The space can also be used to host various business events. Check website for more details.

Lyon, France
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Contemporary Art Institute

The modern façade of the Institut d'Art Contemporain (the Institute of Modern Art) disguises the fact that it has been housed in an old school in Villeurbanne since 1997 when the Nouveau Musée merged with the Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (Regional Arts Foundation). In this museum you can discover and keep track of what is happening in the world of modern art. It has a good choice of well-known artists (Buren, Dubuffet, Warhol, Weiner) as well as some young talent. Various exhibitions are held from time to time. The Institute organizes conferences, educational activities and informative courses for all. The bookshop is a good source of information about modern art. Check website for more information.

Villeurbanne, France
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