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Arts & Museums
Strasbourg has reaffirmed itself as a cultural center in Europe with the construction of the magnificent Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) in 1988. Set along the banks of the scenic River Ill, the handsome sculpted black horse which stands at the entrance welcomes all visitors. This faultless architectural wonder draws as much praise for its design, as for the colossal collection of paintings, photographs and sculptures it houses. Edward Monet's and Pablo Picasso's works that are part of the permanent collection, seem to be the major crowd puller.
Built in 1907, the Alsatian Museum (Musée Alsacien) is a lovely collection house that preserves the cultural arts, traditional and modern, of the Alsace region. It also showcases the lifestyles of the people through the years. Furniture, tools, costumes, children's toys and more are all on display here at this museum. They also host art and craft workshops for people to experience and learn more on the traditional culture. Most of the items and collections here at the museum date back to the 18th-19th century, that seemed to be the flourishing time for culture in the region. The museum has a number of rooms to display their proud past, like the Alcove of the Stube or the Peasant Room and the Dinette the Stube among others. Call ahead or visit the website for more.
Located in the basement of Palais Rohan and established over a hundred years ago, the Musée Archéologique has artifacts dating from the pre historic age (600,000 years) to 8000 A.D in the Middle Ages. After a complete renovation in 1992, the museum has hosted temporary exhibitions and discussions. Also each year, the collection grows because of continual excavations in the Alsace region. Please note that the area is only partially accessible for wheelchairs due to its basement location.
Located within the premises of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg, the Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame is a splendid art house that has been preserving the artistic heritage of almost 5 centuries. The permanent collection at the museum includes paintings, sculptures and building plans of architectural masterpieces. Most of these artworks belong to the artistic tradition of the Upper Rhine region. If you wish to explore the art scene from the Medieval times to the Renaissance age, then you must visit the Musee de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame. Call for details.
The legend of France's internationally renowned illustrator, Tomi Ungerer lives on in the museum dedicated to all of his major paintings, illustrations for comics, erotica, advertising images, sculptures, montages, posters, engravings and sketches. The magnanimous artist donated all of his works to the grateful city of Strasbourg who set up the museum in his honor. Themed exhibitions are held off and on, along with the 300 plus originals which are on permanent display at the Musée Tomi Ungerer Centre International de l'Illustration.
Imagine 1 million insects, 60,000 marine vertebrates, and over 29,000 fish, birds and reptiles, all co-existing under a roof! This is the Musée Zoologique in Strasbourg which houses a staggering collection of extinct species, impossible to see in a single visit. Researchers and children have a field day, taking in the recreated sights and sounds from a thousand years ago. Temporary exhibitions are frequently organized for visitors. Note: Animals Not Allowed.
The young artist, Anne-Sophie Cheval, who is just beginning to make a name for herself in the world of illustration in Strasbourg, has become a master in the art of depicting animals in comical positions and situations. Parents are enraptured with her work because besides doing real research from the pictorial point of view, through her work Miss Cheval initiates the younger children in the art of illustration and art in general. If you contact her she will be delighted to show you her creations and if you suddenly feel the urge to become the proud owner of one of her works, it is interesting to know that the artist's prices are quite affordable! Admission is free but please make arrangements beforehand by telephoning the artist.
The German Epilepsy Museum is located in the Kork Craft Museum. It is a pioneering establishment dedicated to the disease and aims at creating public awareness on the same. Founded in 1998, it showcases educational and informative exhibitions chronicling the history, research and medical advancement of the treatment of epilepsy.