Always on the move! In order to keep its collections alive, the museum presents individual works or groups of works in changing thematic contexts. These inventive confrontations allow paintings, prints and sculptures to enter into a dialogue across the centuries and styles.

Whether similar subjects painted in different centuries or paintings using the same techniques to produce different pictorial effects, these correlations always produce interesting and novel interactions, while often revealing unexpected connections between works. Through a selection of works from four centuries, Collections in Motion encourages visitors to broaden their perception and understanding of classical and contemporary art.

The exhibition also showcases numerous works by Luxembourg artists which have rarely, if ever, been exhibited, among whom Jean-Baptiste Fresez, Claus Cito, Jean Schaack, Bruno Baltzer, Jean-Marie Biwer, Justine Blau, Frank Jons, Paul Kirps, Carine Kraus, Tung-Wen Margue, Armand Quetsch, Fernand Roda and Roland Schauls. The works in this part of the exhibition include still lives, landscapes, urban vistas and portraits as well as sculptures from the 17th to the late 20th century.

Under the title Alt.Macht.Neu, four works of contemporary Luxembourg artists (Marco Godinho, Julie Goergen, Vera Kox and Saskia Raux & Marc Scozzai) have been integrated in the exhibition. They consider the Villa Vauban, its history, architecture and collections from different perspectives.



22 February > 18 May 2014