Gardens of the Fine Arts Museum

Gardens of the Fine Arts Museum, Lyon 1

In the midst of the busy modern city lies a haven of peace and harmony: the gardens of the Fine Arts Museum.
The time old walls of the former abbey protect passers-by from the hustle and bustle of the city while the gardens echo with the voices of children playing and visitors strolling under the leafy canopy of linden and birch trees and the mighty oak.

The centrepiece of the garden is fountain composed of an antique sarcophagus crowned by a small statue of Apollo, God of the arts.

Keys of Light


Thursday 6 and Sunday 9 December from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December from 8 p.m. to midnight


In the gardens of the Fine Arts Museum, a piano stands proudly next to the fountain. Keys of Light is an interactive installation which uses a combination of algorithms to project a light show on the façade and gardens every time a key is pressed. The show changes every evening depending on the melody chosen. The abstract patterns reveal the architectural splendour of the building, and highlight statues and trees. The pianist, emboldened to further explore the shared harmony between music, light and architecture, composes his own score and brings the musical notes to life/light.


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