Coordinates: The Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (French: Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean), abbreviated to Mudam, is a museum of modern art in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. The museum stands on the site of the old Fort Thüngen, in the Kirchberg quarter, in the north-east of the city.
First proposed in 1989 and championed by then-Prime Minister Jacques Santer, the location of the future museum was much disputed, until it was agreed in 1997 to use Dräi Eechelen Park and connect the museum to Fort Thüngen. The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei, and cost $100m to build. The museum was inaugurated on 1 July 2006 by Grand Duke Jean, to whom the building is dedicated, and opened to the public the following day. The museum is directed by Enrico Lunghi.
As Luxembourg had no public modern art collection and the museum budget did not allow acquiring a modernist collection, the museum focused on contemporary art - its permanent collection includes works by 100 artists, including: Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Julian Schnabel, Thomas Struth, and Daniel Buren.
In its first year being open to the public, the museum had more than 115,000 visitors, which is a record attendance in Luxembourg.
The Museum's collections are set out on three floors and include works by many artists and designers such as Alvar Aalto, Marina Abramovic, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Pierre Bismuth, Sophie Calle, Hussein Chalayan, Claude Closky, James Coleman, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Mark Dean, Stan Douglas, Jan Fabre, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Roland Fischer, Günther Förg, Gilbert & George, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Hirschhorn, Fabrice Hybert, William Kentridge, Mark Lewis,[disambiguation needed ] Richard Long, Michel Majerus, Christian Marclay, Martin Margiela, Steve McQueen, Bruce Nauman, Shirin Neshat, Albert Oehlen, Blinky Palermo, Philippe Parreno, Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Pipilotti Rist, Thomas Ruff, Charles Sandison, Thomas Scheibitz, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cy Twombly and Kara Walker.
- Eldorado (opening exhibition) 01/07/2006 - 20/11/2006.
- Michel Majerus (European retrospective) 09/12/2006 - 07/05/2007.
- TOMORROW NOW - when design meets science fiction, 25/05/2007 - 24/09/2007.
- "bloom! Experiments in Color Photography by Edward Steichen" 14/07/2007 - 03/09/2007
- "Glenn Ligon: some changes" 13/10/2007 - 19/02/2008
- Mudam Guest House 07: François Boisrond, Marie Cool & Fabio Balducci, Pascal Convert, Wim Delvoye, Thomas Demand, James P. Graham, Charles Kaisin, Vera Weisgerber, Simon Jacquard, Yazid Oulab, Jan Wangaard 13/10/2007 - 26/11/2007
- "A propos des lieux d'origine, Portugal Agora" (Panorama of Portuguese contemporary creation) 15/12/2007 - 07/04/2008
- "Michel Paysant - Nusquam" 15/12/2007 - 07/04/2008
- Frédéric Prat 06/03/2008 - 26/05/2008
- Out of Storage I - chosen paintings from the Collection : Rosson Crow, Dominique Gauthier, Peter Halley, Federico Herrero, Jonathan Lasker, Michel Majerus, Jean-Luc Moerman, Frank Nitsche, Albert Oehlen, Fiona Rae, Thomas Scheibitz, Juan Uslé 06/03/2008 - 26/05/2008
- China Power Station: Part III : Cao Fei, Chen Qiulin, Chu Yun, Hu Xiangqian, Ji Weiyu, Kan Xuan, Liu Wei, Ou Ning, Qiu Anxiong, Xu Zhen, Xue Tao, Yang Fudong, Zhang Ding, Zhou Tao... 26/04/2008 - 01/09/2008
- Candice Breitz - Be My Somebody 26/04/2008 - 22/09/2008
- H Box 14/05/2008 - 23/06/2008
- Grayson Perry - My Civilisation 19/06/2008 - 22/09/2008
- Thomas Scheibitz - about 90 elements / TOD IM DSCHUNGEL 19/06/2008 - 22/09/2008
- Laurent Pariente 03/07/2008 - 15/09/2008
- Nouvelles Formes, Pierre Charpin à Sèvres 11/10/2008 - 07/11/2008
- Ettore Sottsass & Sottsass Associati 11/10/2008 - 01/12/2008
- John Lurie - Bones are on the Outside 11/10/2008 - 08/12/2008
- Go East I - Mudam Collection supported by KBL European Private Bankers 11/10/2008 - 08/12/2008
- ELO. Inner Exile - Outer Limits: Götz Arndt, Jean-Marie Biwer, Gast Bouschet & Nadine Hilbert, Simone Decker, Stina Fisch, Christian Frantzen, Tina Gillen, Tom Hermes, Paul Kirps, Yvan Klein, Filip Markiewicz (Raftside), Isabelle Marmann, Bertrand Ney, Moritz Ney, Antoine Prum, Dany Prum, Roland Quetsch, Pasha Rafiy, Saskia Raux & Marc Scozzai, Danielle Scheuer, Eric Schockmel, Jean-Louis Schuller, The Plug, Jeanine Unsen, Roger Wagner, Trixi Weis, Vera Weisgerber, Wennig & Daubach 11/10/2008 - 02/02/2009
- RRRIPP!! Paper Fashion 11/10/2008 - 08/12/2008
- Ena Swansea 11/10/2008 - 02/02/2008
- Finns at Venini 11/10/2008 - 08/12/2008
- Jochen Gerner - Home 18/12/2008 - 02/03/2009
- Laure Tixier - Plaid Houses in the framework of the project "Home" 18/12/2008 - 02/03/2009
- The Space of Words 19/02/2009 - 25/05/2009
- Moving Stills in the framework of "Mois Européen de la Photographie / Mutations II 19/02/2009 - 25/05/2009
- Dominique Petitgand . La porte ne s'est pas ouverte (The door didn't open) 19/02/2009 - 25/05/2009
- Beyond Kiosk . Modes of Multiplication 15/03/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Nikolay Polissky . Large Hadron Collider in the framework of "Habiter" 07/05/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Guillaume Leblon 18/06/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Florian Pumhösl 18/06/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Out of Storage II . Rythmes 18/06/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Jerszy Seymour . Coalition of Amateurs 18/06/2009 - 13/09/2009
- Claire Barclay 10/10/2009 - 03/01/2010
- Olivier Foulon 10/10/2009 - 03/01/2010
- Didier Marcel 10/10/2009 - 03/01/2010
- Tomás Saraceno 10/10/2009 - 03/01/2010
- Go East II . Mudam Collection supported by KBL European Private Bankers 10/10/2009 - 03/01/2010
- ^ a b c Riding, Alan (8 July 2006). "Luxembourg Opens Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art". The New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/08/arts/design/08pei.html. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- Mudam official website
- Mudam on Facebook
- Mudam on Youtube
- Mudam - Virtual Tour
- Pictures of the Opening of Mudam
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