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Musée d'art moderne et contemporain of Strasbourg
It is built on the left bank of the Ill River in front of the department political administrative centre near the barrage Vauban and the old quarter Petite France. The square Hans Arp, where the entrace is has also on its northern part the Ecole nationale d'administration, installed in an ancient convent (architect : Charles Altorffer).
Conceived by the parisian architect Adrien Fainsilber after a competition based on readiness and openness. A large open internal street allows the access to the various sectors of activities of the museum and the permanent and temporary exhibitions. The old quarter is on view.
The massive concept of the building is critized among others because only one outside is visible. The eastern flank on the popular quarter of the train station is closed. So there is communication with the powers including the cathedral but not with the regular people.
This situation is the result of a change in the original plan in which the technical services were in the underground. But the installation of a larger parking forced them on the east side.
It is specialized for the period from 1870 including the paint movement of Fauvism and Impressionism. It has a large collection from Jean Arp, and the masterpiece of the painter Gustave Doré : Le Christ quittant le prétoire, (1867-1872).
- http://www.musees-strasbourg.org/F/ART_MOD.HTML (in French)
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