(Lyon, 10 BC – Rome, 54 AD)

Lyon’s Museum of Fine Arts will be looking at one of Lyon’s first famous figures: a certain Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus…

 Archives | Last updated date : 07/03/2019
Affiche de l'exposition Claude, un empereur au destin singulier - Musée des Beaux-arts de Lyon

The Roman emperor Claudius was born in Lugdunum in 10 BC. 

While his wives Messalina and Agrippina somewhat tarnished his image, as did the tragic death of his son, Britannicus, it is reasonable to restore the reputation of this cultivated man, who was concerned for the well-being of his people and carried out great reforms in the Empire.

The exhibition will include low reliefs, cameos and coins, everyday objects, and history painting. 
150 collection items and works, complemented by videos, film extracts and photographs by Ferrante Ferranti, are presented for this exhibition, which offers a new and fairer picture of an emperor who was loved by his people… and the people of Lyon!

Admission to the Musée des Beaux-arts and its exhibition is included in the Lyon City Card.

Related events:

Special night-time openings 
(from 6 PM to 10 PM)

  • Dance-themed night-time opening on Friday the 4th of January 2018,
  • Theatre-themed night-time opening on Friday the 1st of February 2019.
  • Opening of the exhibition until late on Friday the 1st and Saturday the 2nd of March (closes at 10 pm).

Information and booking on www.mba-lyon.fr


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