In the heart of the historic city center of Lyon, in a magnificent building of the seventeenth century (former Benedictine convent, whose origin dates back to the 7th century), the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon retains one of the most important collections of works of art from Europe.

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Poussin and love

26 November 2022 5 March 2023
The genius of Nicolas Poussin has not yet revealed all its secrets. The artist is still considered the master of the French classical school, the archetypal painter-philosopher. Who knows today that he also devoted himself to the pure pleasure of painting, deploying a most licentious iconography, and that some of his paintings were considered so erotic that they were mutilated, cut up, even destroyed, as early as the...

In search of the forgotten hieroglyphs

1 October 2022 31 December 2022
The museum joins in the celebration of the bicentenary of the deciphering of hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion, in 1822, through the scientific and friendly relationship that the first director of the Lyon museum, François Artaud (1767-1838), and Jean-François Champollion (1790-1832) maintained for more than twenty years....

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