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Musée gallo-romain de Lyon-Fourvière

Bernard Zehrfuss, architect of the spiral of time

From the 13th of November 2015 to the 28th of February 2016 at the Lyon-Fourvière Gallo-Roman Museum

For the 40th anniversary of the Lyon-Fourvière Gallo-Roman Museum, and in conjunction with Lyon's Biennial Contemporary Art Festival, the museum is paying tribute to its architect, Bernard Zehrfuss, whose works are being displayed alongside the permanent exhibitions.

Bernard Zehrfuss was a major figure of the post-World War II economic boom known as theTrente Glorieuses(Glorious Thirty).

He won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1939 and was resolutely modern in his approach, adopting the most avant-garde production methods of his time.

This visionary was involved in a number of major post-war construction projects, such as the UNESCO headquarters, the Centre of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT) in La Défense (Paris) and, of course, the Lyon-Fourvière Gallo-Roman Museum.

This totally new exhibition displays original sketches, plans and scale models, illustrated with photos and films.

A fascinating way to explore a fine example of Lyon's urban heritage – the museum is designed to blend into the hillside and neighbouring archaeological site, which is visible through its light tubes.

An amazing work of art!

Entrance to the Museum and its temporary exhibition is free with the Lyon City Card

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Lyon City Card Entrance to the museum and its temporary exhibition is free with the Lyon City Card.

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