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.
CNA – CENTRE NATIONAL DE L’AUDIOVISUEL
CHÂTEAU DE CLERVAUX
WAASSERTUERM + POMHOUSE DUDELANGE
MNHA – MUSÉE NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE ET D’ART