MUDAM Modern Art Museum:
Now - 2/1/2015
"Bernsteinzimmer (2010) by the Romanian-born Hungarian artist István Csákány is a detailed and complex reconstruction, completely in wood, of a private atelier. The effect of artistic alienation brought about by the completely wooden construction gives the untidy cellar room, which seems to have been just recently abandoned, something of the effect of a metaphorical mise en abyme, a figurative repetition: an interior reflecting the everyday, ordered chaos of a man who takes refuge in his tinkering and who has portrayed his own prosaic reality at life size."
10/4/2014 - 2/8/2015
"The exhibition Solides Fragiles brings together different generations of artists for whom the intrinsic quality of an artwork lies in its aptitude to resonate with the exhibition space. Environment, atmosphere and light are not merely external factors but are essential elements of the work. As ambient and active substances, they reveal the artwork. Reciprocally, the artwork in turn unveils the space, making us aware of unexpected aspects. The exhibition will be displayed in the two huge galleries on the first floor of the museum – the beautiful volumes, which benefit from zenithal light –, and will therefore be concerned with the experience of the tangible through the notions of appearance and disappearance, absorption and reflection, as well as vibration and gradation."
11/8/2014 - 5/25/2014
"For the past few decades the French artist Sylvie Blocher developed a body of video work addressing themes such as the construction of identity, self- or collective expression and the porous boundaries between masculine and feminine. Her works often involve the participation of outsiders invited to speak or to act in front of the camera to create what she calls “Living Pictures”. Filling the Grand Hall of the museum and all areas of the rez-de-jardin, this solo exhibition will revolve around an ambitious project. During the first weeks, the Grand Hall of the museum will be transformed into a film studio in which visitors who wish may leave the ground for a few minutes to “rethink the world”. Feeding a video installation, the images produced will also be the starting point for a film made in collaboration with Luxembourg film director Donato Rotunno."
Fun Fact: The Museum was designed by I.M. Pei!
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
Student Price: € 3
Monday: 11 - 18
Wednesday: 11 - 20
(18 - 20, free entry)
Thursday: 11 - 20
Saturday: 11 - 18
Sunday: 11 - 18
Dräi Eechelen Museum
Fortress, History, Identities
"Fortress, History, Identities is situated in the restored keep of fort Thüngen, which is an extraordinary historical building.The permanent exhibition illustrates a different era of the fortress in each of the casemates as well as its influence on the country’s history.
The tour begins in the Middle Ages with the capture of the city of Luxembourg by the Burgundians in 1443, and ends with the construction of the Adolphe Bridge in 1903.
More than 600 objects and original documents, a lot of which have never been shown before, highlight the diversity of the collections.
A special room houses a selection of historical photographs which present the fortress immediately before and after it was razed.
The history of the building of the museum constitutes in itself an important element of the permanent exhibition. With its impressive underground galleries and mines, it corresponds to a large extent to the original condition of the last phase of its expansion in 1836/1837.
The virtual fortress: The visitor is invited independently to explore important themes of the permanent exhibition through an interactive database and audio-visual documentations in the multi-media room.
There are audio guides which provide detailed explanations for many objects in French, English, German and Luxembourgish.
In the auditorium, the film ‘Luxemburg 4D’ illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural development of the country in the 20th century." -www.lcto.lu
5 Park Drai Eechelen, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Student Price: €3
Monday: 10 - 18
Wednesday: 10 - 20
Thursday - Sunday: 10 - 18
A Royal Passion for Art
Now - 10/12/2014
William II (1792-1849) was both King of the Netherlands and Grand Duke of Luxembourg, as a result of the personal union linking the two countries. He reigned from 1840 and was a true “Art King”. Together with his wife, tsarevna Anna Pavlovna (1795-1865), he amassed an outstanding art collection, which after his death was auctioned and scattered all around the world.
"The exhibition brings together different artworks stemming from the collection, including 16th- and 17th-century Flemish and Dutch painting (amongst others Quentin Massys, Jan Gossaert, Bernard van Orley, Rembrandt workshop, Jan Steen, Peter Paul Rubens), Italian Renaissance and Baroque art (amongst others Francesco Melzi, Agnolo Bronzino, Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), Spanish Baroque (Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Velazquez workshop) and 19th-century romantic painting.
Tragic end to an art collection
Shortly after the death of William II, it was revealed that the royal collection was heavily burdened by debt. Immediately prior to his death, the king had received a secret loan of more than one million guilders from his brother-in-law, Tsar Nicholas I. The art collection acted as guarantee. Upon William’s death, his brother, Prince Frederick, decided to sell the collection. The auction took place in 1850 and attracted important art collectors from all over Europe, among them the Luxembourg-French banker Jean-Pierre Pescatore, as well as various museums. The largest art collection of the Netherlands was thus dispersed, with parts of it ending up in museums throughout the world.
House of Orange and the Romanovs
A further focus of the exhibition is the royal couple William and Anna. Through William’s marriage in 1816 to Anna Pavlovna, the House of Orange became linked to the Russian dynasty of the Romanovs. Anna was the daughter of Tsar Paul I and the sister of his successors Alexander I and Nicholas I. Drawn from the Dutch Royal Collections in The Hague, the exhibition showcases official portraits, precious wedding gifts, several ornate pieces of furniture from various royal residences and richly decorated private objects that once belonged to William and Anna. The young princess and later queen brought a magnificent dowry with her and ensured that the Calvinist kingdom acquired some of the splendour of the tsarist court, in the form of opulent interiors and a “glamorous” court life. William II had a neo-Gothic hall designed and erected to house his art collection on the grounds of his Kneuterdijk Palace in The Hague.
The exhibition “A Royal Passion for Art” offers visitors a fascinating insight into the life and passions of a 19th-century European royal couple, which left their mark well beyond the boundaries of their territories, not least due to their commitment to art."
18, avenue Emile Reuter
Student Price: € 3
Opening Hours :
Monday: 10 - 18
Wednesday: 10 - 18
Thursday: 10 - 18
Friday: 10 - 21
(18 - 21, free entry)
Saturday: 10 - 18
Sunday: 10 - 18
Luxembourg City History Museum
Luxembourg a City on Show
"On the first level, a chronology identifies the key dates of the city of Luxembourg, providing the visitor with an overview of the city's development, from its first settlement to the country's independence in 1839. In the entrance hall, a multimedia installation tells the legend of the nymph Melusina, recalling the mythical origins of the city.
The visitor can explore the urban development of the city in all its aspects by means of touch screens and topographical models (at a scale of 1:666).
The panorama of the Marchéaux- Herbes, former hub of the city, evokes the atmosphere of life in the 17th century.
The next two levels illustrate the more recent history of the city in five themes: City and power, City in motion, City and environment, City and facilities and City in Europe, all of which form a link between past and present."
Help! The Red Cross in Luxembourg and throughout the World
Now - 3/29/2015
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the First Geneva Convention and the centenary of the Luxembourg Red Cross, the Luxembourg City History Museum is showcasing the colourful history of the world’s largest aid organisation.
Today’s Luxembourg society cannot be imagined without the Red Cross. At an international scale, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in 189 nations form the largest humanitarian network, which at the same time ranks among the world’s best known “brands”.
Right from the start, the exhibition raises questions: Why should we help? Are we ready to help, or do we, calloused by the information conveyed through the media, accept the suffering of our fellow human beings?"
14 Rue du St. Espiirt
2090 Luxembourg City
Student Price: FREE!
Tuesday - Wednesday : 10 - 18
Thursday: 10 - 20
Friday - Sunday: 10 - 18
The National History & Art Museum
Exhibit Information Coming Soon
L- 2345 Luxembourg
Student Price: € 3
Monday - Sunday : 10 - 18
Thursday Nights: 17 - 20 (free entry)
Les Temps Inachevés
9/27/2014 - 1/4/2015
"[Artist] Patrick Bernatchez lives and works in Montreal. His works of art have been shown in various professional contexts during individual and collective exhibitions, in diverse fairs and events held in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. In 2010, he was a finalist for the most prestigious Canadian arts award: the Sobey Art Award.
Since 2009, he has devoted himself to the Lost in Time project, which he began during his residency in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. By staggering it over a number of years, this vast multidisciplinary experimental project was based on the same modus operandi as his previous works of art; it is the next stage in explorations through many different mediums: films, sculptures, installations and sound projects. Although his films could be seen as the artist's signature, Bernatchez is also interested in the creation of objects, installations and sound works. For this reason, he began to frequent Roman Winiger in 2010, a watch-maker based in Switzerland. Together, they created BW (Black Watch), a watch with an automatic movement whose peculiarity is that it only counts millennia.
The exhibition will be presented at Casino Luxembourg (2014) and at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2015). It will reunite the quasi-totality of pieces created since 2010 as well as some works from the Chrysalides ensemble. In the framework of this exhibition, many works of art will be presented as a sneak peak in his brand-new film entitled Lost in Time. These exhibitions confirm his notoriety and establish his presence on the international scene."
10/11/2014 - 1/5/2015
"Artist project displayed in the historic cellars of Casino Luxembourg.
Macrostructure is a multi-screen projection installation, based on the eponymous 2013 short filmMacrostructure (What If You Created Artificial Life And It Started Worshipping You) by Eric Schockmel. The work, in a semi-abstract visual language, borrowing elements from science fiction and computer games, deals with issues surrounding bioethics, computational science, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and primal worship."
41, rue Notre Dame
Student Price: € 4
Monday: 11:00 - 19:00
Wednesday: 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday: 11:00 - 20:00
(18:00 - 20:00, free entry)
Friday: 11:00 - 19:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 18:00