Before museums… What were paintings for?

  • Before museums... What were paintings for?

    This show evolved out of two observations. First, no artwork was ever painted just to be shown in a museum, and second, the original context of paintings is often unknown. This is why the Museum of Fine Arts is presenting, within its permanent collections, a few exemplary artworks that can be understood within their original contexts, including why they were created and how they were originally displayed.

    To be found in the gallery

  • Location

  • Picture gallery

  • Schedule

    • Day Schedule
      Monday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
      Tuesday Closed
      Wednesday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
      Thursday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
      Friday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
      Saturday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
      Sunday From 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Before museums... What were paintings for?
Museum of Fine Arts 2 place du Château
67000 Strasbourg

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Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas

Strasbourg, Capital of Christmas (from 28 November)
In 2020, Strasbourg will be the Capital of Christmas again!
However, due to worsening health conditions, the Mayor of Strasbourg, in agreement with the Prefecture and the Regional Health Agency, have decided to organise it without chalets.
The magic and spirit of Christmas will still reign supreme: illuminations, carolling, exhibits and concerts, and, most importantly, our great Christmas Tree will make the holidays magical.

In Strasbourg, you must wear a face covering throughtout the city, even outside.