Delve into art at the Atelier des Lumières

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Delve into art at the Atelier des Lumières

Art meets technology at the Atelier des Lumières in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, where visitors move through gigantic paintings in perpetual motion.

At the heart of the Atelier des Lumières (Lights Workshop) is a new-generation museum. Within a former 19th-century foundry that was entirely renovated, this centre for digital art puts key artistic figures in the spotlight. Over 3,300 sqm, art pieces come alive, from floor to ceiling and in very high resolution, screened on concrete surfaces that are sometimes ten metres high.
For total immersion, a soundtrack played over dozens of steerable speakers guides visitors and adds unprecedented emotional impact to the overall experience. Each exhibition presents various artists and explores different themes, retro-lit and animated. Children are free to run around, sit down, touch the walls and ask endless questions. There, technology is only a means to make art accessible and more playful for younger (or less so) generations. A 2.0 educational and innovative museum.

Atelier des Lumières
38, rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris

+33 (0)1 80 98 46 00