Credit: MNAHA

The Musée national d'archéologie, d'histoire et d'art (MNAHA) in Luxembourg has announced that the Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart's fourth floor has opened after several years of renovations; additionally, a temporary exhibition themed “A fresh perspective on Edward Steichen” has now become available.

After several years of renovation works and an impromptu show of Maxim Kantor’s works, Russian painter and writer, the fourth floor of the museum is reopening with a brand-new presentation of MNAHA’s extensive modern and contemporary art collection, spanning sculpture, painting, photography and video art.

Arranged thematically, the new display seeks to draw parallels between works of different times and genres, paying particular attention to colour, shapes and overarching motifs. The result is a playful and associative exploration of our collection designed to appeal to a broad audience. In addition to all-time favourites like van Rysselberghe’s Portrait de Laure Flé (1898), Picasso’sPaysage de Cannesau crepuscule(1960) and de Chirico’sPiazza d’Italia(1970), the presentation will also feature a wealth of new acquisitions from the past four years, on show for the very first time at the museum.

This will form part of the permanent exhibition at the MNAHA and is currently on show.

The temporary exhibition on Edward Steichen will offer a fresh take on the Luxembourg-American photographer including a selection of recently acquired prints by and of Edward Steichen. A photograph taken from a military airplane, the star photographer taking a stroll through the gardens in a pale pink suit and much more marks the museum’s collection becoming “the most comprehensive in the world” on the famous photographer.

Selected to complement and expand on the museum’s existing collection, the new acquisitions include a significant purchase. This exhibition at the Nationalmusée um Fëschmaart will be available from Friday 15 March to Sunday 16 June 2024. The museum's opening hours are 10:00 to 18:00 from Tuesday to Friday, 10:00 to 20:00 on Thursday and 10:00 to 18:00 from Friday to Sunday.