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The Family of Man

The Family of Man is a legendary photo exhibition, registered as a UNESCO Memory of the World heritage. The collection is composed of 503 photos by 273 artists originating from 68 countries. Assembled by Edward Steichen and first shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1955, the exhibition is now permanently housed at the Castle of Clervaux.

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What is humanity? The Family of Man exhibition

What does all humanity have in common? This, no less, is the ambitious theme of The Family of Man. It is a famous and moving exhibition of photographs that has been on the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage list since 2003. It is a manifesto for peace between people. The exhibition consists of 503 pictures by 273 photographers from 68 countries, including Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander and Dorothea Lange. Curated by Edward Steichen and first displayed at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1955, the exhibition has had its permanent home at Clervaux Castle since the 1990s.

Photos: 1.-6. © CNA/Romain Girtgen | 7. © Eugene Harris | 8. © Jack Delano | 9. © Toni Frissell

The Family of Man

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Opening hours
  Morning Afternoon
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed Closed
Wednesday 12.00 18.00
Thursday 12.00 18.00
Friday 12.00 18.00
Saturday 12.00 18.00
Sunday 12.00 18.00

Closing date(s): 02.01. - 01.03.


adulte: 6€ étudiants & séniors: 4€ gratuit pour les >21 ans Visite guidée 60': 70€ Visite guidée 90': 90€ Visite gratuite tous les dimanches à 16:00 heures


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