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Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art
Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean
Kirchberg MUDAM.jpg
Established1 July 2006; 16 years ago (2006-07-01)
Location3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Coordinates49°37′01.51″N 06°08′23″E / 49.6170861°N 6.13972°E / 49.6170861; 6.13972Coordinates: 49°37′01.51″N 06°08′23″E / 49.6170861°N 6.13972°E / 49.6170861; 6.13972
TypeArt museum
VisitorsIncrease 134,000 (2018)[1]
ChairpersonStéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg[2]
ArchitectI. M. Pei
Public transit accessPhilharmonie-Mudam tram stop, LuxTram
Rout Bréck-Pafendall bus stop
Nearest car parkParking Trois Glands

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, on the southwestern edge of the Kirchberg-plateau, in close proximity to many of the European Union institutions based within the city.[nb 1]


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.[3] The building was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I. M. Pei, and cost $100m to build.[3] 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.

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.[3]

In its first year of public opening, the museum achieved a record attendance of more than 115,000 visitors.


The Museum's collections are set out on three floors and include works by many artists and designers such as Alvar Aalto, Marina Abramović, 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, Suki Seokyeong Kang, William Kentridge, Mark Lewis, 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, Joe Scanlan (artist), Thomas Scheibitz, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cy Twombly and Kara Walker.


Mudam entrance

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  1. ^ Though the majority of the museum's structure is located in the neighbouring Luxembourg City quarter of Clausen, which extends over the southwest edge of the Kirchberg-plateau, its address formally designates it as being within the quarter of Kirchberg.


  1. ^ "Rapport d'activités 2018" [Activity report 2018] (PDF). Mudam. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Membres du Conseil d'administration" [Members of the Administrative Council] (PDF). Mudam. 17 May 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Riding, Alan (8 July 2006). "Luxembourg Opens Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art". The New York Times. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  4. ^ Exhibition Flatland, Mudam, Luxembourg
  5. ^ Lesauvage, Magali, L'abstraction se raconte au Mudam – 29 novembre 2017 – Le Journal des Arts – n° 490 (in French), retrieved 4 August 2020

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