Five Exhibitions to See This Winter in Lyon

Published: 2019/11/17
A new perspective and environment for some of the most recognizable paintings in the world, a vast collection of priceless classics from Robert Delaunay to Fernand Léger, and how Lyonnais silk looks when put into the hands of a genius. All of this and more this winter 2019-2020 in Lyon.


Colors at Le Musée des Beaux Arts


Alexej von Jawlensky, Tete de femme Meduse, Lumiere et Ombre, 1923. Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Fernand Léger, celebrated French Cubist painter and printmaking was quoted as saying on the subject of color, “Man needs color to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.”, stirring words that harken to the objective of the Musée des Beaux Art’s new exhibition, Color.

This exhibition showcases two centuries of modern and contemporary artists, all with emotionally resonating and deeply powerful opinions on the subject of color. Which can plainly be seen in their work. Names such as Léger, Robert Delaunay, François Morellet, Georges Adilon and more on display until January at Le Musée des Beaux Art.

When: Until January 5th, 2020

Where: Musee des Beaux Art. 

Price: Regular: 9 €. Reduced: 6 €. 


Space Dreams at The Lyon Planétarium.

Overhead photo of the exhibit floor at Lyons Le Planétarium

Le Planétarium

Human imagination has its origins in the simple practice of looking upwards into the stars, the new Space Dreams exhibit at the Lyon Planetarium offers young and old that same kind of innocent wonder.

Only with this exhibition, you may see on display the very best dreams of what a future in the stars may look like. Billed as an experience where you can ” discover the wildest ideas born from the imagination of the first explorers of the cosmos.”.

When: Until August 9th, 2020.

Where: Place de la Nation, Vaulx-en-Velin

Price: Regular: 10 €. Reduced (students/-18 Months/+65 Years): 8 €

Imagine Picasso at La Sucrière

Imagine Picasso exhibition in Lyon

An idea of how Imagine Picasso will look like


La Sucrière event center will play host to a world premiere exhibition created with the memory and legacy of Pablo Picasso’s body of work.

Created by co-directors Annabelle Mauger & Julien Baron, architect Rudy Ricciotti and art historian Androula Michael, this experience brings together the best of immersive visual displays and exhibit design to allow a fresh and revitalized take on one of the worlds most revered artists.

When: Until January 19th, 2020.  

Where: La Sucrière

Price: Adult: 12.90 € – 13.90 €. Children (5-18 years): 9 € – 9.90 €.


CHRD’s Berlin Wall Exhibition

Socialist Embrace on the Berlin Wall.

East Side Gallery, Berlin.


Thirty cold & short years ago this year, the great divider of Europe finely crashed down in Berlin, ending the Cold War era with the destruction of its most brutal symbols. With the passing of its anniversary this month, Le Centre d’histoire de la résistance et de la déportation invites six street artists to discuss with their imagery the idea of walls in art and their outer symbolic value.

When: Until January 26, 2020.

Where: Centre d’histoire de la résistance et de la déportation


  • Between 3 € – 8 € + Admission into the Museam. 
  • Museam Prices: Regular: 8 €. Reduced: 6 €. Under 18: Free.


Yves Saint Laurent Exhibit at the Museam of Fabrics.

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent will not only just remain one of the greatest French artisans of the 20th century, but as one of the greatest creators of all time.

At La Musée des Tissus et des Arts DécoratifsSaint Laurent designed dresses and outfits are put on display for all to see, along with the local and regional silk from Lyon and the greater Rhône-Alps used to create such works of stunning beauty.

A window into a point in fashion history and an example of how Lyonnais industry and craftsmanship helped in the making.

When: November 9th – March 8th

Where: Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs.

Price: 8.80€

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