Cna - Centre National de l’Audiovisuel Château de Clervaux Waassertuerm + Pomhouse Dudelange

MNha - Musée National d’Histoire et d’art Luxembourg




free guided tour

every Sunday at 15:00!

Crédit image: USA. 1959. American photographer Edward STEICHEN. © Philippe Halsman / Magnum Photos - Permission of the Edward Steichen Estate

The Steichen Collections

The Steichen Collections of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg assemble works that are connected to the heritage of Edward J. Steichen (1879 - 1973). The American artist of Luxembourgish descent is world famous for his remarkably long and fruitful career related to photography. Not only was Edward Steichen a very prolific photographer, he was also director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, where his work as curator of photographic exhibitions was acclaimed worldwide.

The three collections on display in Luxembourg reflect his two-fold activity: while the MNHA honours the photographer with a selection of his private and commissioned works, the Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA) with its two collections The Family of Man and The Bitter Years, highlights his achievements as curator, assembling the works by famous photographers.

The Family of Man

The Family of Man is a legendary photographic exhibition, created by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1955. 503 pictures by 273 photographers from 68 countries are assembled into a mosaic of the human condition.

Shown permanently at Clervaux castle, the exhibition is part of the UNESCO's Memory of the world list.

Visit the collection

© CNA/Romain Girtgen

Clervaux Castle (CNA)

L-9712 Clervaux
T. +352 92 96 57

Permanent exhibition, open from 1 March to 1 January. Wednesday to Sunday (and public holidays) from 12 to 6 p.m.

Admission fees: 6 € / Reduced rate: 4 € / Free ≤ 21 years of age.

The Bitter Years

The Bitter Years is a tribute to documentary photography, featuring more than 200 images from one of the greatest collective projects in the history of photography: the documentation of rural America during the Great Depression by the Farm  Security Administration.

Created in 1962 by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, the exhibition is today housed permanently in the Waassertuerm+Pomhouse in Dudelange, bringing together the iconic works of photographers, such as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Arthur Rothstein and Russell Lee.

Visit the collection

© CNA/Romain Girtgen

Waassertuerm + Pomhouse (CNA), Dudelange

1b, rue du Centenaire
L-3475 Dudelange
T. +352 52 24 24 303

Reopening with new presentation of the collection on July 21st 2016.

Steichen - the Photographer

The inauguration of a new room, dedicated solely to Edward Steichen, is the MNHA's homage to his career as a photographer. The collection consists of 178 photos bequeathed to the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg by Steichen himself, and bears witness to the universal importance of his work.

For conservation reasons, this permanent exhibition will be divided into thematic cycles, displaying around 20 photos at a time.

Visit the collection

View of the Edward Steichen gallery at the MNHA (Photo : MNHA / Tom Lucas)

Musée national d’histoire et d’art (MNHA), Luxembourg

L-2345 Luxembourg 
T. +352 47 93 30 - 1

Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Long evenings on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. Permanent exhibition open throughout the year. Closed on April 6, May 25, June 23, November 1 and December 25, 2015, as well as on January 1, 2016.

Admission fees: Free entrance