The Bitter Years

Type : Art


The Bitter Years - Waasertuerm+Pomhouse

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The Bitter Years exhibition in a former water tower

Climb up all the steps, it’ll be worth it! “The Bitter Years” is the last exhibition that Luxembourg-born Edward Steichen curated as Director of the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. This emotionally moving exhibition from 1962 is now housed in an old restored water tower, on the site of a former steelworks. The Bitter Years is a kind of homage to documentary photography and comprises more than 200 images. They show rural America during the global economic crisis known as the Great Depression. Regular events and temporary photographic exhibitions are held in the old pump house next to the tower, the Pomhouse.

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Wednesday  12h00 - 18h00
Thursday  12h00 - 18h00
Friday  12h00 - 18h00
Saturday  12h00 - 18h00
Sunday  12h00 - 18h00


Open from 1st March until 31st December


Annual closure for conservation purposes from 2nd January until 28th February


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1b, rue du Centenaire
L-3475 Dudelange
Tel.: +352 52 24 24 507
Fax: +352 52 06 55

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