Prière de toucher ! (Please Touch!)

From 13 April to 22 September 2019, live a new experience at Musée des Beaux-arts !

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Affiche de l'exposition "L'art et la matière : prière de toucher" au Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

Sculptures are made to be looked at, appreciated by moving around them to take in their sensuality, energy, curves or movement... But what if you tried to take in their very substance?

With this exhibition, the Musée des Beaux-Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) makes a break with tradition, inviting visitors to experience something new, through the sense of touch!

Ten reproductions of sculptures, from Antiquity to the present day, offer a different, more intimate way to discover materials, with their grain and fineness, as well as sculpture techniques. 

This alternative way to visit the museum is inspired by tours regularly proposed by the Museum for visually impaired people. 

A new experience to try! 

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

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