Exhibition  |  General Public The Family of Man Permanent exhibition at Clervaux Castle

Clervaux Castle B.P. 31 , L-9701 Clervaux , Luxembourg
From 2021.03.03
to 2021.12.31 18:00
Normal: 6€ Reduced: 4€



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The exhibtion is open on Wednesday June 23 for the public holiday! 

The Family of Man - Edward Steichen 


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.

Having toured the globe and been displayed in over 150 museums worldwide, the final, complete version of the exhibition was permanently installed in Clervaux Castle in 1994.

Since its creation, The Family of Man has attracted over 10 million visitors and entered the history of photography as a legendary exhibition. In 2003, the collection was listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register.

The permanent exhibition at Clervaux Castle is open: 

Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 - 18:00
guided tours possible outside of the opening hours on request (Wednesday to Sunday)

Closed on Monday and Tuesday, except public holidays

Annual closure from 2nd January to 1st March 2022


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