About the Museum
The Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (MAMCS; Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) hosts the city of Strasbourg’s collection of roughly 18,000 artworks dating from 1870 to the present day. MAMCS is renowned for its collection of Gustave Doré and also counts a number of pieces by Jean Arp, Victor Brauner, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Vasilly Kandinsky, Theo van Doeberg, Lou Albert-Lasard, as well as contemporary German painters, including Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, and others. The Museum hosts between three and four temporary exhibitions a year dedicated to new-generation visual artists.
MAMCS was founded in 1973. The present building, which opened in 1998, is designed around a central nave that provides access to a number of spaces on the museum’s ground floor: its modern art tour, a room dedicated to the work of Gustave Doré, an exhibition hall, an auditorium, a bookshop, an art library, and the Graphic Arts and Photographic collections. The museum’s permanent collection of contemporary art is exhibited on the first floor. A café is located on the museum’s rooftop.
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