Visit: Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, 3 Park Drai Eechelen, Luxembourg City 1499 Luxembourg
Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean is the foremost museum dedicated to contemporary art in Luxembourg, and strives to be attentive to every discipline and open to the whole world. Its collection and programme reflect current artistic trends and appreciate the emergence of new artistic practices on a national and international scale.
The building, by famous Sino-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, is a marvellous dialogue between the natural and historical environment. Standing against the vestiges of Fort Thüngen, it follows the course of the former surrounding walls, and is rooted in the Park Dräi Eechelen (planned by landscapist, Michel Desvigne) which offers magnificent views onto the old town just a short walk from the European district of Kirchberg.
The cultural project of Mudam is based on a conception of art seen at a poetical distance from the world. Its key words are freedom, innovation, a critical mind, and all this, not devoid of humour. The programme favours every vector of expression while questioning our habits and our representations. It aims to capture not only a way of contemporary thinking, but also the aesthetic language of an age to come.
The Mudam Collection bares witness to contemporary creation in all its technical and aesthetic forms, while remaining open to every other artistic discipline: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, as well as design, fashion, graphic design and new media are all put on show. Resolutely anchored in the contemporary, the collection endorses poetic variations from the great masters such as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Daniel Buren, Blinky Palermo or Cy Twombly. The museum’s interior and exterior furniture was entrusted to artists and designers such as Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec, Martin Szekely, Konstantin Grcic, Bert Theis, Andrea Blum or David Dubois). The Collection has been put together regarding the evolution of international creation while paying particular attention to the most significant national productions.
Mudam lives this adventure in relation with its public. The last-mentioned are invited to shed all preconceptions before entering the museum, to rid themselves of any prejudices and to apprehend art with a renewed look and in complete freedom. Numerous possibilities are offered in terms of the visit, from the most rigid to the most liberal, leaving a wide choice of exploration. A place for aesthetic discoveries, for reflection and contemplation, Mudam is also a place for conviviality in a restful environment (Mudam Café), and for finding treasures (Mudam Boutique).