MAMCS | Strasbourg
The MAMCS (Musée d’Art moderne et contemporain) is a notable museum in Strasbourg dedicated to modern and contemporary art.
The museum is housed since 1998 in a 13,000-square meters modern building, designed by French architect Adrien Fainsilber, facing the historical “Petite France” area in the heart of Strasbourg.
The museum collections cover various subjects, Fine Arts, Graphic Arts, and Photography, and range in time from the late 19th century to the present day.
The modern collection covers from Impressionism to Nouveau-Réalisme, with artworks by Monet, Gauguin, Dufy, Kandinsky, Delaunay, Picasso, Picabia, Ernst, Magritte and Spoerri as well as a relevant selection of Hans Jean Arp’s works. The contemporary collection includes pieces also by Baselitz, Viola, and Fluxus as well as by artists belonging to the Italian Arte Povera movement. The museum has also a prominent collection of etchings and paintings by Gustave Doré and a photographic section with works by Nadar, Eugène Atget, Muybridge, Sander, Mapplethorpe, and Jan Saudek.
The MAMCS also organizes temporary exhibitions and offers learning courses and educational programs.
At the museum, a library, an auditorium, a bookshop, and a restaurant/cafeteria with a panoramic terrace are available to the visitors. The MAMCS is fully accessible to people with disabilities.
Photos: cover by Alan B (CC BY-ND 2.0); 1 and 2 by valdosilasol (CC BY-NC 2.0).
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