The Family of Man

The Family of Man comprises 503 photographs by 273 artists from 68 countries and was created by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

Presented for the first time in 1955, the exhibition was conceived as a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind, expressed through the humanist photography of the post-war years. Images by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modernist and spectacular manner.

Having toured the globe and been displayed in over 150 museums worldwide, the final, complete version of the exhibition was permanently installed in Clervaux Castle in 1994.

Since its creation, The Family of Man has attracted over 10 million visitors and entered the history of photography as a legendary exhibition. In 2003, the collection was listed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register.

Opening hours
Wed - Sun: 12.00 - 18.00

Entrance fees
Normal rate: 6€
Reduced rate: 4€
Free up to 21 years of age
Free for holders of the Kulturpass

Guided Tours
Free guided tour every Sunday at 16:00.
Ticket reservation here (only for the free guided tours on Sunday).

+352 92 96 57

  •  Clervaux Castle P.B. 31
    9701 Clervaux
The Family Of Man © CNA/Romain Girtgen
The Family Of Man © CNA/Romain Girtgen