For a number of years, and in keeping with its development objectives, the Musée Unterlinden in Colmar has organised acquisitions and events based on aspects of its own collections and relating to the leading figures and major milestones of contemporary artistic creation. The museum’s current expansion project will double its size as it annexes the premises of the former municipal baths and adds an entirely new building. All of its collections of art from the 20th and 21st centuries will finally be able to be presented to the public. Accordingly, opportunities to develop these holdings have been actively explored: among spectacular recent additions are the bequest of the collection of Jean-Paul Person (1927–2008) as well as the gift of an important grouping of 124 works by the American painter Joe Downing (1925–2007).
To help you discover the museum’s collections, the room information sheets can be downloaded onto mobiles and tablets, and will soon be freely available in the exhibition rooms :