Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Home of the Isenheim Altarpiece reopens with new galleries for contemporary art

STYLE MAGAZINE | NEW YORK TIMES
By Alexander Lobrano
Musée Unterlinden's Isenheim Altarpiece was sculpted and painted by the German artists Niclaus of Haugenau and Matthias Grünewald respectively between 1512 and 1516.
FRANCE---Located in a cloistered 13th-century Dominican convent, the museum is one of the most visited small museums in France and is best known for its Isenheim Altarpiece, which was sculpted and painted by the German artists Niclaus of Haugenau and Matthias Grünewald respectively between 1512 and 1516. Less well known is its exceptional collection of modern and contemporary art — with major works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Robert Delaunay, among others — which it could never display in its entirety for lack of space. And so the remodel served to expand — and modernize. 1 Rue des Unterlinden, 68000 Colmar, France, musee-unterlinden.com. [link]

Ahe new wing of Musée Unterlinden