An art museum in Lyon, opposite Île Barbe, close to the family home and the painter’s studio.

Come discover in an exceptional setting, the work of Jean Couty, famous Lyonnais painter and great figure of French painting. The Jean Couty Museum is also a place devoted to modern and contemporary art through its temporary exhibitions.

Last updated date : 15/09/2021
Subject to change the museum is open from Wed. to Sun.: 10 AM-6 PM. Closed on Jan. 1st, May 1st, Nov. 1st and Dec. 25th.
Jean Couty Museum 1 Place Henri Barbusse - 69009 Lyon 9ème
Musée Jean Couty

The Jean Couty museum is located in Lyon's 9th district, opposite Île Barbe, just a few metres from the artist's family home and studio. In an exceptional setting, the museum presents sixty years of painting through 200 works (including paintings, pastels, drawings and archival documents), giving visitors an opportunity to discover and admire all of the artist's periods, techniques and themes.

The museum is also devoted to modern and contemporary art, with temporary exhibitions featuring various artists.

Jean Couty (1907-1991) was an architect and student of Tony Garnier. He was a major painter in the school of Lyon and one of the major figures of French twentieth-century painting. He was awarded the 'Prix Paris-Lyon' in 1937, the 'Grand Prix de la Critique de Paris' in 1950, and the 'Grand Prix des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps' in 1975. Jean Couty drew the first drawing for the French National Lottery and illustrated the United Nations Christmas card in 1964, following Picasso, Miro and Chagall. He exhibited works at the Granoff gallery in Paris for more than forty years and, in 1979, the Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris devoted a major exhibition to him.
Jean Couty's paintings can be admired in many French museums and in numerous private collections in France and abroad.

Serenity Charter Commitments

The Museum team is pleased to announce the reopening of the museum, in strict compliance with the rules of hygiene and protection.

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Openings
  • Subject to change the museum is open from Wed. to Sun.: 10 AM-6 PM. Closed on Jan. 1st, May 1st, Nov. 1st and Dec. 25th.
Prices
  • Full price: 6 €
    Reduced price: 4 €
    Adult: 4 €
    Teenager: 4 €
    Child (12 years): 0 €
    Student: 4 €
    Disabled: 4 €
    Group adults: 4 €.

    Free entry for children < 12 years.
  • Included with the Lyon City Card
Accessibility
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
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Jean Couty Museum

1 Place Henri Barbusse - 69009 Lyon 9ème

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