"The Family of Man comprises 503 photographs by 273 artists from 68 countries and was created by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Presented for the first time in 1955, the exhibition was conceived as a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind, expressed through the humanist photography of the post-war years. Images by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modernist and spectacular manner."
1955: Exhibition of The Family of Man at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
1955-1962: Travelling exhibition, seen by 10 million people throughout the world
1964-1966: The US Government donates the last complete version of the travelling exhibition to Luxembourg. Edward Steichen visits his native country and expresses his wish for The Family of Man to be exhibited permanently at Clervaux Castle.
1974-1989: partial exhibition of the photographs at Clervaux Castle
1990s: restoration of the historical photographs
1994 (-2010): establishment of the collection as a permanent exhibition at Clervaux Castle
"The Family of Man" Photography Exhibit
Housed in the Clervaux Castle
31 Montée du Château, Clervaux
Student Price (under 21): FREE!
Bring an ID for the iPad Guide
CLOSED January & February
Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Sunday : 12:00 - 18:00
Free Guided Tour every Sunday at 15:00
From Luxembourg City, take Line 10 towards "Troisvierges"
Get out at the "Clervaux" Stop
Cross the bridge above the Clervaux Train Station
Turn Right and follow the path into the city of Clervaux
Walk uphill to the Château.